'The Witcher': First look at Henry Cavill as Geralt Of Rivia

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Here’s your first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia!

Netflix teased the silky first photo of Cavill as the legendary monster hunter in the upcoming fantasy series ‘The Witcher.’

Netflix’s ‘Witcher’ series is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling fantasy book series of the same name and follows Cavill’s protagonist character, whose job is to destroy monsters who lurk among the Kingdom's four regions. Sapkowski’s ‘Witcher’ originated from a series of short stories, which later spawned eight books, video games and a comic series.

Previously announced cast includes Freya Allan (Into The Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, and Adam Levy (Snatch) as Mousesack Netflix announced additional casting for key characters including House of Cards’ Lars Mikkelsen is Stregobor the Kovirian wizard Stregobor and Anna Shaffer is also set to play sorceress Triss.

Season one will consist of 8 episodes, written and produced by Marvel’s Lauren Schimdt Hissrich. Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), will direct four episodes and Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Fear The Walking Dead) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart) will direct two episodes each.

Netflix has yet to announce a release date.

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