Netflix's Witcher Show: Watch First Footage Of Henry Cavill's Geralt
Hair he is.
The first look at Superman actor Henry Cavill as Geralt in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher has been revealed. The fantasy show is currently in pre-production and is set to star Cavill is the iconic lead character from the Witcher novels and video games.
Netflix released a brief video showing off Cavill's new look. As the clapperboard at the start of the video reveals, it is from a hair and make-up test. It shows Cavill, with flowing white hair, walking purposefully towards the camera. There's no sign of Geralt's beard, but Cavill has possibly had enough of facial hair for a while. Check it out below:
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
Cavill was confirmed in the role of Geralt in September, following a hint that he dropped while promoting Mission Impossible: Fallout. In October, two more names were added to the cast. Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) will play Ciri, while Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) will take on the role of Yennifer.
The Witcher is produced by Lauren S. Hissrich, who previously worked on Daredevil, The Defenders, and the upcoming Netflix drama Umbrella Academy. It will run for eight episodes, and is based on the fantasy novel series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, from which the games are also adapted. Sapkowski is set to work on the English language drama series as a creative consultant.
The show was announced in May, but it is not expected to hit the service until 2020. "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," Hissrich said at the time.
As for the Witcher game series, the newest instalment was 2015's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. No new projects in the series have been announced, and developer CD Projekt Red is now working on the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.
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