First Official Look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in Netflix's THE WITCHER Series
Netflix has shared a promo video for The Witcher giving fans their first look at Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt! He looks great in the role and pretty much what I expected him to look like… Henry Cavill with long silver hair. Check out the video below!
Geralt of Rivia is a solitary monster hunter, who "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."
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the executive producer and showrunner on the series and she's done a great job keeping fans updated on the development of the series. In addition, Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brändström will all direct portions of the eight-episode first season. Sakharov will direct four episodes, including the first. Garcia Lopez and Brändström will direct two each.
The show is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book and CD Projekt Red's game trilogy. When previously talking about the show, Hissrich assured fans that it would not be a watered down version of the dark and hardcore story that fans love.
The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown previously released the following statement offering some additional insight into the story:
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”
Are you excited about this series? What do you think about Henry Cavill’s look as Geralt?