The Witcher: Get Your First Look at Henry Cavill as Geralt Of Rivia!

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Henry Cavill, is that you?

Netflix has unveiled the first look at the upcoming TV series, The Witcher, an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels. 

The first look comes in the form of the show's leading man as Geralt Of Rivia, and we think it's fair to say that Cavill had to spend a lot of time in hair and make-up. 

Have a look at the first photo from the production below. 

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia

"Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts," reads the official logline.

"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."

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In addition to the first look, the streamer also confirmed the casting of with Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.

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All of the above join the previously announced cast that includes Other previously announced cast include Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as Renfri.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders, Power) is on board as showrunner of the fantasy epic, while Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones) will helm multiple episodes of the first season. 

No premiere date has been revealed, but given the expansive world the story takes place in, there's a good chance that post-production will eat up a lot of time. 

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The Witcher was previously adapted as a Polish movie in 2001 followed by a 13-episode TV series, but it failed to make much of an impact. 

It did, however, make an impact in the video game industry, and three games were released from 2007-2015. 

Okay, TV Fanatics!

What are your thoughts on the first look?

Hit the comments. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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