New Report Suggests Netflix Could Greenlight Multiple Seasons of The Witcher Early
The streaming giant is apparently very happy with how the series is coming together.
By Chris Morse
Production is currently underway on the first season of a live-action Netflix series for The Witcher and the streaming giant may already be thinking about the future of the show. Reportedly, Netflix is very happy with how the series is coming together and more seasons may be ordered before or shortly after it makes its premiere. This rumor comes from known DC Comics insider KC Walsh of Geeks WorldWide, who has a penchant for reliable information of this kind.
The news is particularly relevant to Walsh due to the fact that The Witcher lead actor Henry Cavill played the most recent incarnation of Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. All in all, if Cavill is booked for multiple more seasons of monster-slaying as Geralt of Rivia, then it seems far more likely that the Superman role is behind him for good. You can read Walsh’s tweet on the subject below.[blockquote-0][scripttag-0]
Aside from one Geralt character preview released by Netflix, we haven’t seen much in the way of official reveals just yet, but if this report is accurate, we will likely have the chance to witness many adventures on the Continent for years to come. As always, rumors and insider reports should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism but moves like this certainly wouldn’t be without precedent. It’s very possible we will get an early or larger renewal should the first season live up to the expectations of Netflix.
In The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Henry Cavill will play the starring role of Geralt of Rivia while the cast also includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as her husband, the knight Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as the druid Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri.
In addition, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) will star as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter series) as Triss.
Additional casting includes Rebecca Benson as Marilka, Shane Attwooll as Nohorn, Luke Neal as Vyr, Matthew Neal as Nimir, Tobi Bamtefa as Danek, Sonny Serkis as Martin, Roderick Hill as Fletcher, Inge Beckmann as Aridea, Charlotte O’Leary as Tiffania, Natasha Culzac as Toruviel, Amit Shah as Torque, and Tom Canton as Filavandrel.
With production on its eight-episode debut season underway, The Witcher will make its premiere on Netflix sometime in 2019. Stay tuned for all of the latest here on Dead Entertainment.[relatedArticle-0]
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