Thanks to its passionate fan base, the television adaption of The Witcher is one of the hottest properties on Netflix’s slate and the streaming service hopes the show will not only succeed HBO’s Game of Thrones as the leading epic fantasy on the air, but also beat off stiff competition from Amazon’s Lord of the Rings and HBO’s very own Game of Thrones prequel(s). It’s starting to all feel very real because we’re told exclusively that the lead role (Geralt) has been offered to an actor.
We’re fully expecting a very divided response from the passionate fan base when it’s announced.
I can’t say much more, but I will say it’s a super choice.
PS: The rest of the cast is mostly unknowns.
Witcher Casting Scripts Leak, But the Showrunner Isn’t Worried
The casting scripts (aka “sides”) for The Witcher Netflix series have been leaked, but showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has reassured fans that what is contained in those scripts will not be making it into the show and that “all is ok in the #Witcher world.”
Posted on Reddit, users found two scenes that both feature the sorceress Yennefer and, while they won’t make it into the show, they may give fans a glimpse into how these roles will be portrayed. – Source