Netflix has finally decided who will play Geralt in their massive Witcher series.
They’ve picked Henry Cavill as lead character Geralt of Rivia.
The series will be 10 episodes long and will be on Netflix in a couple of years time. There is no official release date as of yet but it is believed it will be coming in 2020.
The series is based on the bestselling fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. According to Netflix, The Witcher is described as “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.”
Cavill recently told IGN that he’d love to take on the role of Geralt, saying: “The books are amazing.
“The books are really, really good… The books I started reading, and they are well worth a read.”
He also expressed his passion for The Witcher 3, admitting: “I just replayed all the way through. Love that game. Really good game.”
The Witcher is one of the most beloved fantasy game (and book) series of all time, and fans all over the globe are desperately praying that Netflix does Geralt the justice he deserves when the games come to the small screen.
A Reddit user by the name of BWPhoenix took to the r/witcher subreddit to repost the audition scripts for The Witcher series, confirming that the lines won’t be appearing in the show, but could be a good indicator of what’s to come.
The two leaked scenes include Geralt and Yennefer exchanging some flirty banter, and Yennefer and “King.”
You can read the scenes in full right here, but here’s a snippet to make your life easier:
“Yennefer: Seriously consider your scars quite the conversation piece. This one I got from a feisty young basilisk. That one from the fangs of a bruxa. And this one I gave myself just to fill in the unmarred space in my pectoral region. Thought I should even it out a bit, you know?
“Geralt: That one is from you, you bit me.
“Yennefer: I know… Damn. It is tight.
“Geralt: It doesn’t matter, I’m not feeling well at all.
“Yennefer: Can you even get sick?
“Geralt: Witchers get colds, same as you.
“Yennefer: You really don’t want to go, do you?
“Geralt: I’m not meant for balls.”