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First Footage Of Henry Cavill As Geralt In Netflix Version Of 'The Witcher' Released

Rebecca Shepherd

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First Footage Of Henry Cavill As Geralt In Netflix Version Of 'The Witcher' Released

The first snippet of Henry Cavill as Geralt in upcoming Netflix adaptation, The Witcher, has been revealed.

He will play the lead character from the novels and video games and this preview has been released by Netflix itself to tease us for what's to come.

The clapperboard starts the video and then Cavill strides into shot with flowing white locks.


Netflix has been working on an English language version of The Witcher since 2017 but Cavill, 35, was confirmed to be taking on the role of Geralt in September.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich signed on as showrunner and executive producer back in December 2017 - she has written for the likes of Daredevil and Power.

According to Digital Spy, Hissrich previously revealed on her Twitter that we could well be waiting until 2020 for it to arrive on Netflix.


She's previously promised: "Who knows?! We're moving quickly ahead with everything - like, my head is spinning around Exorcist-style, except with enthusiasm, not evil possession - but one thing is certain: quality comes before speed. You'll get it as soon as humanly possible, and it'll be good."

When Cavill was announced to be playing mutated monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, Hissrich tweeted: "He was my first meeting. I didn't have writers or scripts yet - just a greenlight and a lot of passion.


"That was four months ago, and I've never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I'm so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family."

The showrunner has confirmed that we can be expecting eight episodes in the first season. She said: "I know, I know, it may not seem like enough for you, but creatively, it's the right call.

"The episodes can be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season. Sounds good to me, sound good to you?"

Sounds good to us. Get cracking.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, henry cavill

Rebecca Shepherd
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