Henry Cavill wins a role in The Witcher, the future series of Netflix

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The thirty-five-year-old actor will play the role of Witcher Geralt De Riv in this series dedicated to the fantastic medieval world.

From Superman to the monster hunter. In recent months, Netflix is ​​working on a new series entitled The Witcher which is based on the Polish novels Andrzej Sapkowski, then adapted into video games. This Tuesday, September 4, Henry Cavill confirmed that he would play Witcher, Geralt De Riv. The thirty-five-year-old actor, who has acted as Superman, will play this monster hunter lost in a world of violent and disordered fantasy and set off in search of his adopted daughter Ciri.

Last August, the star of Justice League, a big fan of videogames, had entrusted to the American specialized magazine IGN that he would like to play Geralt: "I played The Witcher 3 from end to end. I would like to play Geralt, it would be a great role. The books are really good. I started reading them and it was worth seeing them. "Sold over 30 million copies since 2007, The Witcher's adventures are a resounding success among fans of medieval fantasy literature.

Expected for 2020, the series The Witcher will be directed by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, to whom we already have the series reckless is The defenders on Netflix. On Twitter, the latter explained that Henry Cavill was an obvious choice, and that he met the actor well before writing any screenplay. For the time being, eight episodes are scheduled for the first season, and Russian Alik Sakharov, to whom he has worked House of cards is game of Thrones, will perform four episodes.

Each platform seems to have found its fantastic universe to be developed in series. If Netflix has seized the saga The Witcher, we recall that Amazon has obtained the exploitation rights of the universe of The Lord of the Rings for $ 200 million. The online video platform was in competition with HBO that has game of Thrones, its greatest success.

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