The Witcher crew must be filled with mixed excitement after the confirmation of Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming Netflix series. So far, we’ve received mixed reactions from fans and now Cavill has addressed the news himself.
The Man of Steel star took to his Instagram recently in a hilariously witty post signalling his involvement in the series.
This is the first casting news of the series that originates from an actual source although the casting for The Witcher began way back in June. Earlier this year, Cavill had himself wished to take on the role and it looks like, our man has finally got his wish.
Talking about the fans reaction to this, predictably, we have received a mixed reaction until now. While some are absolutely losing their shit to see Cavill in the shoes of Geralt, others feel that there were more suitable options available.
For now, we at least have one confirmation for Geralt but more announcements cannot be far back. For all those readers who are unaware of the previous developments regarding the show, here’s a quick recap from the showrunner herself, Lauren S. Hissrich.
“Normally, when casting a show, the casting director pulls character-specific scenes from the pilot script for actors’ auditions. However, because we’re casting internationally (which means lots of emails and self-tapes) and because we know by now the internet keeps no secrets,” Hissirch said. “The writing staff has instead created entirely new scenes for our main characters. These are written to illustrate the precise tone, vibe, depth, and emotional resonance we need from Geralt and friends… but voila! They are spoiler-free, for us and for you.”
“Which means if you start seeing Witcher scenes floating around the internet in the coming weeks — yes, they’re probably real! But no, they won’t give anything away as to the stories we’re telling, or the ways we’re telling them. You’re safe. For now. And hells yes, his name is Jaskier,”