Back in September, shortly after DC Comics and Warner Bros. lost their collective ess for brains allowing Superman to allegedly fly back to Krypton, we discovered that Henry Cavill signed on to become ‘The Witcher’ in a made-for-TV Netflix series.
The book series about acclaimed monster hunter Geralt of Rivia gained significant awareness as a video game trilogy, which may be what got the attention of Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who wrote the script for Netflix. If her name sounds familiar, it should. She also worked Steven DeKnight, among others, to co-executive produce Daredevil and The Defenders for Netflix.
Good thing this happened. She didn’t even have to clean out her desk. For several months, The Witcher has been filming in Hungary. Recently, she came in from the cold to give us all this fire!
Uh, kids? This ain’t for you.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) January 27, 2019
Got to love that warning! Wonder if there are some mysterious blue pills in all those potions he drinks.
And now, there’s an obscure casting call near Budapest with the creative team searching for “people to play little people, individuals with missing limbs, and blacksmiths.”
Should be interesting to watch. In case you missed the tease from last Halloween, here’s what Supes looks like in a black suit. (What? Too soon?)
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
Alongside Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher stars Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.