Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix's The Witcher

Netflix casts actor Henry Cavill to play the lead role in their upcoming original TV series adaptation of The Witcher.

British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been successfully playing popular comic-book character of Superman for DC Extended Universe for some time and has garnered praise for his recent role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Apparently, the actor has been cast in lead role by popular online streaming-service Netflix for their anticipated upcoming television adaptation project of The Witcher action role-playing video game series from Polish game developer company CD Projekt Red.

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Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix's The Witcher

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Idea for a television adaptation of The Witcher was first pitched back in May 2017 and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich who has worked in Marvel's Netflix TV universe joined as showrunner when they were looking for a cast to play their lead character.

Then Cavill expressed his interest in playing that role in a recent interview and today, he officially finalizes to play monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia. This one is undoubtedly going to become one of the best Netflix originals worth watching.

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Lately, Netflix has become an online streaming mogul and original TV shows they have been producing like Dark, House of Cards, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Peaky Blinders and Stranger Things that are trending among global audience.

Then there are super-hit shows like Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's The Defenders, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's The Punisher with crazy fan-following because of their association with a larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Best Netflix Originals Worth Watching

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Henry Cavill will be returning to small screen after a long break from his last work on Showtime's The Tudors. Hopefully, his role in The Witcher will not affect any of his upcoming movies from DC Extended Universe because of his appearance.

We obviously don't expect him of having any major scheduling conflict of his movies either because regular shows on Netflix usually takes only eight episodes per season compared to other network drama of an average of 22 episodes.