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The Witcher's Netflix series will release in 2019

Henry Cavill will play Geralt of Rivia

The Witcher's Netflix series will release in 2019

The Witcher's Netflix series will release in 2019

Progress on Netflix's planned The Witcher series has been rapid, recently announcing that Henry Cavill will be taking the role of Geralt of Rivia within the series. 

It has now been confirmed that the series will release sometime in 2019, before the series' original 2020 release timeframe. The series finale is now being written, with more casting announcements being expected shortly. Now, all that's left to do is film and produce the series itself, which is expected to be filmed in Europe. 

Netflix appears to be fast-tracking the series, likely due to the popularity of The Witcher franchise, which has seen success as both a book series and through CD Projekt Red's The Witcher game series. 

In a recent set of tweets, Lauren S. Hissrich, the producer behind The Witcher's Netflix adaptation, discussed the decision to cast Henry Cavill, who recently appeared in Man of Steel and Justice League, as Geralt of Rivia, the series protagonist. Below are her comments on the casting decision. 

    I met Henry in April. Over the next four months, I met/reviewed hundreds of other potential leads, many of whom were amazing. But what I never forgot was Henry's deeply insightful understanding of Geralt's strength and brutality, and more importantly, his wit and vulnerability. Because as a fan of the franchise, Henry saw beyond the script pages. He saw the human connection that Geralt perpetually needs, even if he denies it, kicking and screaming at every turn. What I saw was Geralt's heart, in Henry.

 

  

Netflix' The Witcher series was originally set to release sometime in 2020, suggesting that progress on the series has been a lot faster than expected. 

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06-09-2018, 07:08:24

Dicehunter
I don't have high hopes for this show considering one of the writers wants to inject her ideology of multiculturalism into it, There's a time and place for it, The Witcher is not it.Quote

06-09-2018, 12:55:08

NeverBackDown
Agreed. Not to sure about him playing Geralt either. He's to clean cut.Quote

07-09-2018, 03:32:50

tolagarf
Well... Finally we can get over the ridicules notion that Mads Mikkelsen is Geralt. I'm pretty sure he was only a fan favorite due to a role he had in a viking movie and his rough voice. I'm quite fine with Henry Cavill getting the part.Quote

07-09-2018, 04:18:42

NeverBackDown
I honestly have no idea who in the world could even do him justice compared to the voice actor from Witcher 3. Although he gave Henry his blessing as a gesture of confidence. So we shall seeQuote

07-09-2018, 11:32:17

ImprovizoR
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Not to sure about him playing Geralt either. He's to clean cut.
That's what the makeup is for. Besides, the show won't be based on the games, so no one should expect him to look like the video game version of Geralt.Quote
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