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Things We Saw Today: Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix’s Witcher as Geralt of Rivia

Henry Cavill cast as Geralt of Rivia

The will-he-won’t-he tease of whether Superman himself, Henry Cavill, would secure the lead role in Netflix’s Witcher adaptation is a tease no more.

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Cavill has officially been cast as the monster-hunting Geralt of Rivia. Witcher is based upon the Polish fantasy novels and stories by Andrzej Sapkowski that have seen several adaptations already: the wildly successful Witcher video game series is likely where most people know the title from, but the Netflix adaptation could make Witcher and Geralt into household names.

Cavill wasn’t shy in expressing his interest in the Geralt role in recent months. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich posted on Twitter today that Cavill was her first meeting, and his enthusiasm for the part was infectious:

Our fave fanartist Bosslogic has already rendered Cavill as the perfect Geralt:

As for Cavill—let’s say he seems pretty psyched about the part:


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So what did you see today?

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Kaila Hale-Stern
Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.

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