The Witcher Showrunner On How Henry Cavill Got the Role of Geralt

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By Bayani Miguel Acebedo | More Articles Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer.
September 04, 2018  06:57 PM

Henry Cavill made headlines today after it was announced that he would be playing Geralt of Rivia for Netflix’s Witcher series. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich talks about how Cavill got the job, and how he seems perfect for the role.

She posted this on Twitter:

Just last month, Cavill was talking about how he wanted to play Geralt in Netflix’s Witcher adaptation, and if you put the clues together, he may have already auditioned for the part when he made that comments.

Besides Hissrich, a lot of other fans are happy to see Cavill in the role as well. Besides being a beefcake of a man, he’s also a true blue fan of all things fantasy. He even shares that he almost lost the Superman role because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft.

Netflix’s Witcher is based on a series of books by Andrzej Sapkowski and will run for eight episodes when it comes out. While not confirmed, a lot of fans are hoping that the series will follow the aesthetics of the highly acclaimed The Witcher III by CD Projekt Red.

No release date has been announced for Netflix’s The Witcher.

See Also: Henry Cavill Has The Perfect Response To Getting Cast As The Witcher’s Geralt  

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.