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First Look at Henry Cavill in Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’

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Henry Cavill may be out as Superman, but he’s stepping into his new role at Netflix with a flawless effort.

Last month, it was announced that Cavill would be leading the cast of Netflix’s new series The Witcher by taking on the role of Geralt. On Wednesday, we got our very first look at Cavill in his new role, courtesy of the star himself. Cavill is very active on his Instagram social media page and shared a brief video of himself in full character costume.

The video begins with a close up on a clapperboard marking a makeup and costume test. We then see Cavill slowly emerge from darkness with long, silver hair. He approaches the camera, pauses and takes a swig from a potion bottle. We have to admit, he looks awesome!

Check out the brief teaser below.

 

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In addition to Cavill, The Witcher will also star Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of The Worlds) in the role of Ciri, and Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust, The ABC Murders) in the role of Yennefer.

Netflix’s The Witcher will be an 8 episode series directed by Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones), Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia), and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue). Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) is the showrunner and will also executive produce along with Sakharov.
The logline for the upcoming series is as follows:

“Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.”

What do you think about our first peek at Henry Cavill’s Geralt from The Witcher? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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