The acclaimed action-RPG "The Witcher" will soon receive a TV series counterpart on Netflix. Though not much has been revealed when it comes to the show's details, release date, and the people who will be part of it, an esteemed veteran actor already expressed his interest on the show.
Mark Hamill, who is known for playing Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," openly announced his willingness to be part of the show and play one of its key characters. After sending a rough draft of the pilot episode's script, series writer Lauren Hissrich recently posted a series of character descriptions on her Twitter account.
One of the characters she described was Vesemir, whom she called "Fatherly. Wise. Sprightly (despite the fact that he's...) Ancient. Historian-and-keeper-of-secrets-and-tales-and-trials-of-the-disappearing-caste-of-witchers-who-must-face-the-fact-that-the-world-is-changing-outside-Kaer-Morhen's-walls-and-how-will-they-change-too?"
Interestingly, fans were quick to react, saying Hissirch description seems to fit the character of Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars." Hamill, for his part, also took to Twitter regarding the matter. "I have no idea what this is or what it's about but agree it could/should be played by me," wrote the actor. In response, Hissrich posted her excitement at the possibility of Hamill taking on the Vesemir role. "#TheWitcher fans: I may have just had a heart attack, courtesy of @HamillHimself. If I'm dead, it's his fault (and it will have been worth it)," wrote the writer.
Even "The Witcher's" official Twitter account responded to Hamill's post with a render of the actor as Vesemir.
Gamespot noted that Hissirch has also been part of other Netflix series in the past. The writer was also behind shows like Marvel's "The Defenders" and "Daredevil," as well as the political drama series, "The West Wing." Furthermore, Hissirch will also be at the helm as showrunner and executive producer, the report added.
"The Witcher" Netflix series was formally announced back in May of last year, and will be based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski. In addition, Sapkowski will also be part of the show where he will serve as a creative consultant, the Gamespot report added.