"Please please please tell me that Henry Cavill is not playing Geralt in the Netflix Witcher series!" another distraught critic posted. Geralt of Rivia is one of many in a long line of Witchers, a group of monster hunters imbued with powers and other tools that allow them to take on creatures that others pay them to take care of. Fate brings him together with a powerful sorceress and a princess harboring a secret, and they must confront a unsafe world together.
This will mark the first role on a TV series for Henry Cavill since 2010 when he appeared on The Tudors.
Fallout star Henry Cavill has officially joined the Netflix original family. Assume the role of a white-haired witcher named Geralt, a renowned monster-slayer-for-hire and master swordsman with superhuman strength and reflexes. Executive Producer Alik Sakharov - who's worked on House of Cards and Game of Thrones will direct half of the series, including the premiere episode. "Circumspect. Balanced. Fierce", but also "Soft-and-squishy-in-a-tiny-place-in-his-heart-that-he'll-never-reveal-until-maybe-the-end-and-even-then-it-will-just-be-a-hint". The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, the latest game in the series, provided the chance to obtain an ending with some plot closure, but since the series will focus on Geralt's early involvement with the plot therein, it will likely just introduce the characters that fans know all too well. Netflix has also released a logline for their upcoming series adaptation, which reads as follows.
News on Cavill's casting in the fantasy series broke this morning with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirming the news with the revelation that she had first met the actor four months ago for the part.