Henry Cavill Becomes Geralt of Rivia In First Witcher Video

by Erik Amaya

 

Netflix adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowsk’s The Witcher series is inching closer to production, and the streaming service has released a first look video of star Henry Cavil as lead character Geralt of Rivia.

In the series, Geralt roams The Continent during a mythical medieval period. As a freelancer, he hunts legendary monsters for profit, but often finds himself involved in geopolitical upsets despite his own political neutrality as destiny hurtles him toward Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri (Freya Allan); two of the most important people he will ever meet. The three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

Other members of the cast include Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Fortitude’s Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Joey Batey as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Maciej Musiał as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, and Anna Shaffer as Triss. Daredevil and Defenders co-executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will run the show and write the pilot script, while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brändström will all direct portions of the eight-episode first season.

The Witcher will presumably debut on Netflix next year.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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