Though The Witcher is bound to be compared to other fantasy series like HBO’s hit Game of Thrones, Royce Pierreson says his show has its own unique Universe and a range of characters he hopes audiences relate with.
The end–also played in tragic biopic Judy by Burt Rhodes alongside Renée Zellweger–stars like Istredd in Andrzej Sapkowski’s dramatic adaptation of the best-selling fantasy novels.
“It’s an incredible ensemble piece, and every person has his own journey and his own story,” the actor says.
“The Witcher has her own world and universe and genre parallels will always be made, but I think The Witcher has her own characters and challenges, and I think that’s what people really will see and be linked to.”
He added: “It’s a huge project – it’s very personal for the character studies that I enjoy. That’s the biggest thing when it comes to taking a role.”
Henry Cavill plays the lead role in the series of mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.
Certain casts include the Queen Calanthe’s Jodhi May (the Game of Thrones); Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as her husband, the knight Eist, and the Druid Mousesack’s Adam Levy (Knightfall).
Meanwhile, Pierreson also revealed how he was preparing himself in Judy for his role as Burt Rhodes, one of the most successful music directors in British light entertainment.
“I’ve done a little research – he never stood on the light, he let the stars do their thing so that he didn’t do much, but it was amazing, so I could take that as my heart, that he was a modest and humble person.”
On the roaring Oscar of the famous performance Zellweger delivered as the legendary Judy Garland, he said: “She is an outstanding talent; she was Judy Garland and saw her sing, play and how she stood by. It was amazing to see someone like that transformed and represented her in a way that was believable. It’s been a pleasure for me to partner with her.”