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Netflix Offers First Look At Henry Cavill As Geralt Of Rivia In The Witcher

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Netflix Offers First Look At Henry Cavill As Geralt Of Rivia In The Witcher

The kind folks over at Netflix have offered us a first glimpse of upcoming series The Witcher.

The streaming service tweeted pictures of Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt, as well as Anya Chalotra, who plays Yennefer, and Freya Allan, who plays Ciri.

The eight-episode season is based upon Polish writer Andrzej Sapowski's novel series about a solitary monster hunter struggling to find his place in a world and is written and produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

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It is unclear which of the novels Schmidt Hissrich has adapted and so we're a little in the dark as to where we can expect the action to begin.

A brief and vague Netflix synopsis doesn't make things any clearer.

it reads: "When destiny hurtles [Geralt] toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile continent together."

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What we do know is that the show will not be child-friendly, as Schmidt Hissrich made clear earlier this year.

In a tweet, she said: "Just watched a cut of Witcher with Ben, and the verdict is in: this show is not for 5-year-olds. Like, really not."

The series is expected to come to Netflix in the last three months of the year. Credit: Netflix
The series is expected to come to Netflix in the last three months of the year. Credit: Netflix

In an Instagram post in May, former Superman actor Cavill confirmed that filming of the show had wrapped.

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He said: "Season 1 of The Witcher has finally come to an end. And although I'm pulling a face here it has been an incredible journey! The cast and crew worked tirelessly throughout, everyone pitched in and brought their A game to set and I couldn't be more proud of you all.

"Speaking of my immediate team. Jacqui, Ailbhe and Leah are consummate professionals who worked extraordinary hours to bring the Witcher to life, they were non stop improving adjusting and evolving Geralt throughout. Thank you ladies for making this journey a good one. All of those 3 am wake ups were worth it!"


According to Deadline, Netflix has not revealed a specific date for the show's release, but it did confirm in an investor call that The Witcher would be coming to the streaming service at some point in the last three months of the year.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

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