Cyberpunk 2077’s Johnny Silverhand Will Be Voiced in Polish By Original Witcher Film Actor
In an interesting convergence, Michal Zebrowski from the very first Polish Witcher TV series will be lending his voice to Cyberpunk 2077.
While the game is still over 6 months away, it’s hard to deny that Cyberpunk 2077 is easily among the most anticipated games on the horizon. Of course, one of the most exciting aspects of the game has been its notable starpower, while an unexpected voice will be making their way into the game for fans of another hit CD Projekt Red franchise.
CD Projekt Red’s Radek Adam Grabowski shared an interesting bit of information on the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 that happens to call back to the very early history of the studio’s other beloved property, The Witcher.
According to Grabowski, the Polish voice of Johnny Silverhand in the game, who is being played by Keanu Reeves, will be done by actor Michal Zebrowski. While his name might be unknown to most, longtime fans of The Witcher franchise will recognize him as the actor that portrayed Geralt of Rivia in the very first portrayal of the beloved Witcher on-screen.
Zebrowski played the role in 2001’s The Hexer, which was the first on-screen adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series (which would later inspire CD Projekt Red’s game series). The film, which debuted to a poor critical reception upon release, would be followed the next year by a TV series that was also titled as The Hexer. The 13-episode Polish TV series had a mildly warmer critical reaction, but still seems to have been leagues behind what it could have been.
That said, Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the series will hopefully give us the on-screen adaptation of Geralt and his world that we have been waiting for, with the series expected to debut sometime later this year.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 16, 2020, with the game also to arrive on Google Stadia in the future. In the meantime, you can preorder the game now over on Amazon.
The Witcher from the original Polish 🇵🇱 TV series is on a new quest. He is the Polish voice of Johnny Silverhand in #Cyberpunk2077. It’s really exciting to have Mr. Żebrowski on board. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/xfs1tO2goC
— Radek Adam Grabowski (@gamebowski) September 28, 2019
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