In case you hadn’t heard, The Witcher book series by Andrzej Sapkowski (and popular CD Projekt Red video game series) is getting a series treatment from Netflix. Starring Henry Cavill in the title role, the streaming company has released the first image of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
Of course, the video game version of Geralt is what most people think when they hear of The Witcher. From the lighting, it’s hard to tell if his familiar scar is part of Cavill’s make up as well. As not much is known about the story the series will follow, it’s possible that could also come at a later date in the series.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, 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.
In addition, Netflix announced a pretty big portion of the rest of the cast for the upcoming series.
- Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir
- Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier
- Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor
- Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd
- Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo
- Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara
- Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss
- Rebecca Benson – Marilka
- Shane Attwooll – Nohorn
- Luke Neal – Vyr
- Matthew Neal – Nimir
- Tobi Bamtefa – Danek
- Sonny Serkis – Martin
- Roderick Hill – Fletcher
- Inge Beckmann – Aridea
- Charlotte O’Leary – Tiffania
- Natasha Culzac – Toruviel
- Amit Shah – Torque
- Tom Canton – Filavandrel
The newly announced cast members join the previously announced cast which includes Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) who leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as Renfri.
What do you think about Henry Cavill being cast as Geralt of Rivia now that we have our first look? What do you think about the rest of the casting announcements? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.