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Netflix Releases First Look At Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Netflix has just released our first official look at Henry Cavill as the star of its coming fantasy series The Witcher. The eight-episode miniseries, based on the best-selling books by Andrzej Sapkowski, is about to begin production in Hungary.

Geralt of Rivia is a solitary monster hunter who 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.

Cavill, who is a massive fan of Sapkowski’s books, will be taking up his first TV series regular role since his portrayal of Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors. It also comes amid specualtion that his time as Clark Kent/Superman has come to an end.

Check out Cavill’s silver-haired Geralt below:

The (former?) Superman actor leads a sprawling cast which includes Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.

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