Netflix has released the first look of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for its upcoming take on The Witcher. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is adapting Andrzej Sapkowski’s beloved fantasy novels for the streaming service.
Since their release, they’ve inspired graphic novels, board games, and, of course, the acclaimed video game series from CD Projekt Red. In The Witcher’s world, monster hunters known as witchers fight supernatural beings with the help of special powers and body modifications. Cavill stars alongside Freya Allan as fellow iconic characters Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Anna Shaffer as Triss.
On Twitter, Netflix also teased Cavill as the magical monster hunter. He doesn’t speak because he knows just what we’re thinking.
We have some questions about his wig, but we’ll wait until the show premieres. I, for one, am thrilled for Edgelord Legolas to get his on-screen debut.