The Witcher Showrunner Explains Why Henry Cavill Landed GeraltOfRivia Role In Netflix Series

We are now lesser than a month away from the release of the first season of Netflix i.e. The Wither. It has been scheduled to be released in the last week of December.

Just like any other television or film adapted of a beloved series of book, fans of the original story are more than willing to watch and enjoy the screen adaptations. Also to have the choice casting which unfortunately is not the same case always. However, at least with Henry Cavill, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia; it seems that Netflix found the right person for the right job.

During an interview, Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner explained why Cavill was considered to be the right choice to play the role of Geralt. She shared that while she was writing the show, she was hearing the voice of the actor continuously. So according to her, she made the right choice and the decision was right. She told that,

But all the time I was writing, I kept hearing Henry’s voice in my head,” Hissrich said. “In the books, Geralt is fearsome, but he also has this amazing dry wit. We needed someone to play both ends of the spectrum, someone who could see all the trauma of the world he’s in but could also step back and roll his eyes once in a while.

In November, Netflix shred that The Witcher has already been renewed for a second season. This means that the giant of streaming services believe that they have a huge hit on their hands.

It has recently been revealed that the first season of The Wicther will have eight episodes. The episode titles were released along with their brief descriptions:

  1. The End’s Beginning: “A monster slain, a butcher named.”
  2. Four Marks: “We look at a sorceress’s earlier days.”
  3. Betrayer Moon: “A picky eater, a family shamed.”
  4. Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials: “The Law of Surprise is how one repays.”
  5. Bottled Appetites: “A fateful meeting, a bard is maimed.”
  6. Rare Species: The hunt for a dragon is underway.”
  7. Before a Fall: “A return to before a kingdom is flamed.”
  8. Much More: “The Witcher Family as you all like to say.”

However; it is still unclear if the first season will have eight episodes or if this number will increase. It is because the show is known to have several future seasons. If it remains successful in lasting for more than couple of seasons, then Hissrich is all prepared. She recently shared that she has already mapped up around seven of the seasons.

The entire season of The Witcher is known to be released on December 20th.

Though The WitcherShowrunner Explains Why Henry Cavill Landed Geralt Of Rivia Role In Netflix Series and several other things; however the fact remains the same that there are still many things that are not known and are ambiguous. There is not much time left for the release of the season. Let’s wait and watch for the season to be released.