Fans planning on watching Netflix’s The Witcher starring Henry Cavill may want to avoid doing so in front of young children.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill is set to headline Netflix’s adaptation of the book series The Witcher. In recent years, the book series has gained more notoriety thanks to the popular trilogy of video games, including the massive hit The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The showrunner of the upcoming Netflix series recently revealed that after watching a cut of The Witcher, she can confirm that it is not a series for kids.
Lauren S. Hissrich will be the showrunner on the Henry Cavill-starring fantasy series and took to social media to give fans a progress report. Although young kids might recognize Henry Cavill as playing the most recent live-action version of Superman, The Witcher will apparently not be aiming for the same demographic. Check out the Tweet from Hissrich below.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) January 27, 2019
The Witcher currently does not have a release date but production is underway on the epic fantasy series. DC fans are still eagerly awaiting to see if Henry Cavill will return to the big screen as Clark Kent, aka Superman, following his appearance in 2017’s Justice League. In the meantime, those fans will be able to see the actor fight enemies in a very different kind of literary adaptation when The Witcher finally debuts on Netflix.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding The Witcher as soon as more information becomes available. Are you excited to see the series being adapted as a Netflix show? Are you a bigger fan of the book series or the video game franchise? Let us know your thoughts and concerns in the comments below!
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, 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.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix at an undetermined time.
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Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos