I’m not sure if you know this or not, but Norman Reedus gets paid $1 million per episode for The Walking Dead these days. Impressive, right? Well, today we hear that Henry Cavill’s earnings for Netflix’s The Witcher will make him one of the year’s top-paid TV actors.
According to Variety, Cavill was paid $400,000 per episode for his role as Geralt of Rivia in the series, working out at roughly $3.2 million for the first eight-episode season. And I’d imagine the man is getting a pay raise for season 2.
The Witcher was created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich based on the character created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Mike Ostrowski produces while Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Bagiński, Jarosław Sawko, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Alik Sakharov serve as executive producers.
It stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Cirilla / Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz.
Netflix has already announced a second season back on November 13, 2019. Production on the second season is all set to begin in London in early 2020, for a planned release in 2021.
While the series snagged a 93% audience approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes, the show only managed to gather a 59% rating from critics, who gave it a consensus which reads: “The world of The Witcher still only feels half-formed as it gallops onto screens, but Henry Cavill brings brawny charisma to a series teeming with subversive fantasy elements and dark humor.”