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Henry Cavill, also known as Superman in the DC Extended Universe (for now), will be playing Geralt of Rivia, the lead character in Netflix’s upcoming series The Witcher.

The Netflix production, which was first announced this May, will be based on the novels and video games of the same name. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders) tweeted her thoughts on Cavill, who she claims “Is Geralt.”

“He was my first meeting,” she wrote. “I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought.”

Geralt, who serves as protagonist in both the books and games, is a monster hunter (aka “Witcher”) who travels the land with a princess and sorceress as his companions.

The limited series, according to earlier tweets from Hissrich, will include eight episodes and premier around 2020.


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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covers all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.