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

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Featured above is a fan art by Boss Logic before the official announcement

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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he is not even a gamer knows nothing about the world lore story etc nothing 0 DUMB
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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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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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.
 

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I don't mind if they expand the Witcher universe and build upon things already established.
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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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.
its fan art :/
 

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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.
Lmao yes let's get a diehard neckbeard Witcher fan as main actor
 
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