Netflix's Witcher Show: Henry Cavill Will Stop At Nothing To Get Buff To Play Geralt

Henry Cavill is driving through the snow and up a slippery hill to get to the gym for leg day.


One of Netflix's new original shows is The Witcher, starring Superman actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Cavill is spending time in the gym to get buff for the role, and he appears to be very committed to getting into shape for the part of the monster-slayer.

In a post on Instagram from Hungary, Cavill said a little snow and a 2 kilometre hill aren't enough to keep him from getting to the gym for leg day. The image also shows that Cavill hasn't been skipping arm day, either. "It's a solid snow day here in Hungary and I live at the top of a 2km hill, but it's also leg day so I will have to trust in this lovely steed from Audi to get me to the gym in one piece!" he said. "Can't let a little slippery hill get in the way of me bringing you the best live action Witcher possible can I now."

In addition to Cavill as Geralt, the new Netflix Witcher show stars Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) as Ciri and Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as Yennifer.

The Witcher's showrunner is Lauren S. Hissrich, who previously worked on Daredevil, The Defenders, and the upcoming Netflix drama Umbrella Academy. The show is based directly on the fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, from which the games are also adapted. Sapkowski is working on the new series as a creative consultant.

The new Witcher TV program is expected to premiere in 2019, according to the show's page on Netflix's website.

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