Netflix Reveals First Look At Henry Cavill As ‘The Witcher’s Geralt
Late yesterday, Netflix dropped a little video post to it’s Twitter feed giving fans their first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt Of Rivia from their upcoming ‘The Witcher‘ series.
In the video, which is a costume and makeup test, you see Cavill slowly walk towards the camera, before downing a potion from a small bottle… Although it’s not shown, I rather suspect he then jumped up and down and giggled like a small child, as Cavill is a HUGE Witcher fan, so this is really a dream role for him.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, ‘The Witcher’ is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Cavill is joined in the cast by Freya Allan (‘The War of the Worlds’, ‘Into The Badlands’) who plays the role of Ciri, Princess of Cintra, and Anya Chalotra (‘The ABC Murders’, ‘Wanderlust’) who takes the role of the sorceress Yennefer. Other cast includes Jodhi May (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Genius’) as Queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (‘Fortitude’) as the knight Eist, Adam Levy (‘Knightfall’, ‘Snatch’) as the druid Mousesack, Mimi Ndiweni (‘Black Earth Rising’) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (‘Profile’) as Sabrina, and Millie Brady (‘The Last Kingdom’, ‘Teen Spirit’) as the outcast Princess Renfri.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’, ‘The Defenders’, and the upcoming ‘Umbrella Academy’) will serve as showrunner for the 8-episode series, and exec produce along with Alik Sakharov (‘House of Cards’, ‘Game of Thrones’) who will direct 4 episodes, including the premiere. Other directors on board include Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Utopia’) and Charlotte Brändström (‘Outlander’, ‘Counterpart’, ‘Disparue’) who will take 2 episodes each.
‘The Witcher‘ will premiere on Netflix in 2019.