Henry Cavill to play as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's 'The Witcher' series

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    Henry Cavill, of DCEU's Superman fame, is set to take on the role of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's TV adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series. The TV series entered into production last year and there was much speculation about who would be best suited to portray Geralt in a live adaptation.

    It was Henry Cavill himself via his Instagram account who first broke the news of being cast as The Witcher's bearded protagonist:

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    Netflix and Lauren Hissrich, the showrunner, followed suit and confirmed the cast reveal on Twitter:



    While the mystery behind who will portray Geralt has finally been solved, there is no estimated release for the TV adaptation. But we do know that the show will be eight episodes long and will based on the best-selling book series by Andrzej Sapkowski rather than the video game adaptation of the book.

    Following this announcement, do you think Henry Cavill will up to the role? Who else would you like to see in the TV adaptation?
     
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    And what, exactly, does that have to do with anything? The Witcher series didn't start off as a game, and this Netflix series is going to be based more off of the novels than the video game, since Sapkowski (the Author) is working on the series as a consultant.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  6. jakkal

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    yeah lets find a gamer to star in a hollywood movie
    youre dumb
     
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    oh no .. why this piece of *censored*
     
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    Oh great, now The Witcher TV series is going to be so boring with this guy.
    wait wtf, 8 episodes only? all this time waiting for 8 episodes?
    I thought it's going to be at least 6 seasons.
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    I hope it will be like TWD and future seasons will be longer :(
     
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    Stop being a drama queen...to be honest 8 episodes is enough if it tell all the stories of the books.
     
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    Well im happy he got chosen and so are probably the vast majority of women on the site lol.
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    BTW guys, in the first twitter quote, it is said to be BASED on the book
    Not that it will be the book story, if you know what i mean :)
     
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    I bet we'll see a CGI beard on this one. xD :rofl::rofl2:
     
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    Tell that to fans of the The Hexer.
     
  17. Vinnymac

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    I just finished reading the last of Andrzej's series a month ago in Chronological order. They are really great books, I highly recommend giving them a read before the show is released. Keep in mind there are 8 of them, so if you are busy playing the games you may not be able to find the time to complete it.
     
  18. Jay Boy

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    He's actually played the Witcher 3 and has read the books.
     
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    I don't mind if they expand the Witcher universe and build upon things already established.
     
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    Well, I never read those books...
    However, I guess it would be better for those who have
    So they can get surprised at some points of the story
    And most of all, those who read the book won't spoil all who havent :P
     
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    I didn't play witcher 1&2, but I found it too young compared to Witcher 3 character I have in mind.
    and I don't feel like he looks like him, based on the posted picture at least :/
    random actor with scar and white hair.
     
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    He must be happy, not only will he grow out a 'tache, but a full on beard, more memes for him to birth and enjoy.
     
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    its fan art :/
     
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    Lmao yes let's get a diehard neckbeard Witcher fan as main actor
     
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    Hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
     
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