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Henry Cavill Circling ‘Highlander’ Reboot for Lionsgate

There can only be one Highlander, but apparently, Henry Cavill can be many superheroes.Adding to his growing list of marquee franchises, the star of “Man of Steel” and Netflix’s “The Witcher” is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s reboot of “Highlander,” the 1986 fantasy adventure film that spawned an entire pop-culture ecosystem, including sequels, TV […]

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‘The Witcher’: 7 New Cast Members Join the Netflix Series, as Season 2 Approaches

Work on the next season of Netflix’s “The Witcher” is steadily progressing: A slew of new cast members will join the sophomore season of the streaming service’s popular fantasy series.The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday stated that seven newcomers are joining the cast alongside Henry Cavill; Adjoa Andoh, Cassie Clare, Liz Carr, Simon Callow, Graham McTavish, […]

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Iwan Rheon, Jack Wolfe, Asha Banks Join Roland Emmerich’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (Exclusive)

“Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon, Jack Wolfe (“The Witcher”), Asha Banks and Amir Wilson (“His Dark Materials”) have joined Roland Emmerich’s production of “The Magic Flute,” a modern retelling of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s popular opera.The pic is set to begin principal photography on Feb. 8 at Bavaria Studios in Munich.Starring alongside the young British […]

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Netflix Claims ‘Bridgerton’ Breaks TV Record with 82M Household Views, Up 6M from ‘The Witcher’

Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix series “Bridgerton” is officially the streaming giant’s biggest episodic television debut in history. Netflix announces 82 million households watched the first season of the period romance over its first month of release, up from the streamer’s projection earlier this month that “Bridgerton” would come in at around 63 million households. The […]

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Netflix doubles spend on UK productions to $1bn in 2020

Streaming giant points to success of high-profile scripted shows including ’The Crown’.Netflix is on course to spend $1bn (£744.1m) on UK content this year, doubling its outlay from 2019.The growth has been driven by high-profile scripted shows such as The Witcher, Sex Education and the recently-launched fourth season of The Crown.For context, the annual content […]

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U.K.’s Twickenham Studios Taps Cara Sheppard as Managing Director (Exclusive)

Cara Sheppard is joining the U.K.’s Twickenham Studios (TW1), where she will lead and guide all aspects of production, post-production and emerging technology as managing director.Sheppard joins from post-production facility Warner Bros De Lane Lea, where she was managing director for the last four years. She previously spent some five years with Sky as a […]

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Listen: ‘The Witcher’ Star Henry Cavill Talks Leather Pants, His ‘Hideous Smile’ and All Those Superman Rumors

Henry Cavill admits he thought about easing up on his workout regime in quarantine. Whether he’s playing Superman, battling Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible” or hunting monsters in “The Witcher,” the 37-year-old actor almost always has to fit.“After the initial, ‘I’m going to start drinking from noon thing and eating whatever I can lay my […]

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Superman Meets Picard: Henry Cavill and Patrick Stewart on Their Life-Changing Roles

On “The Witcher,” Henry Cavill sheds Superman’s suit in favor of weighty armor and a blond wig to battle monsters as Geralt of Rivia, adapted from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy books. The call to save humankind is nothing new for Patrick Stewart. In “Star Trek: Picard,” Stewart returns to the captain’s chair of the […]

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Netflix Vows to Deep Clean ‘The Witcher’ Set After Actor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Netflix will conduct a deep cleaning of “The Witcher” set after one of the fantasy series’ actors tested positive for the coronavirus.Kristofer Hivju, a “Game of Thrones” veteran who will appear in “The Witcher” Season 2, revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus in an Instagram post Monday. Around the same time, Netflix […]

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