We might not be getting The Witcher 4: Wilder Hunt anytime soon (or ever), but luckily there’s a Witcher TV series in the works for Netflix, and it might just have found its first star.
After submitting the pilot episode for the series, writer and showrunner Laura Hissrich posted several character descriptions to Twitter, including one for Geralt’s witchering mentor Vesemir.
Sprightly (despite the fact that he’s…)
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) March 6, 2018
Following this description, another Twitter user pointed out that Mark Hamill—best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars—should play Vesemir in the TV series. After all, that description does sound a lot like Luke, at least as he’s presented in 2017’s The Last Jedi.
Well, this got Hamill’s attention, who agreed that Vesemir “could/should be played by me” after admitting that he had “no idea what this is or what it’s about.”
The official Twitter for The Witcher game series (as opposed to the book series or TV series) took it one step further and turned gave Vesemir from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Hamill’s face.
— The Witcher (@witchergame) March 6, 2018
By this point, Hamill should know better than to play with our nerdy hearts like that. After all, he’s played the main character in one of the biggest film franchises with one of the most obsessive fan bases for over three decades now. If Hamill doesn’t end up playing Vesemir in the series, mass disappointment is inevitable.
The Witcher TV series will be based on the Witcher novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, not the game series, whose narratives have diverted in several interesting ways. However, fans of the game series won’t be completely lost, as Hissrich has confirmed familiar faces for the series like Geralt (obviously), Yennefer, Triss, Ciri, Roach, Emperor Emhyr, and Jaskier (better known in the U.S. as Dandelion the poet).
In addition to these characters, Hissrich also hinted that Angoulême, Yarpen Zigrin, and Essi Daven will be in the series by providing character descriptions for them as well.
No release date for the series has been provided yet.