The latest adventure in the Saga of Henry Cavill’s Unusual Hair is a lot less terrifying than the last (his mysterious deleted moustache in Justice League, in case you somehow managed to forget it).
It’s a wig that transforms him into Geralt of Rivia for Netflix’s upcoming series The Witcher. Check it out:
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels are being adapted for the screen by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
Starring alongside Caville are Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, Adam Levy as Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia.
Read the Amazon synopsis for The Witcher book series here:
Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, is back – and this time he holds the fate of the whole land in his hands …
For more than a hundred years, humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races once again fight each other – and themselves: dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering humans and elves, at least those elves who are friendly to humans …
Into this tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witchers of the world have been waiting. Ciri, the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe, the Lioness of Cintra, has strange powers and a stranger destiny, for prophecy names her the Flame, one with the power to change the world – for good, or for evil …
Geralt, the witcher of Rivia, has taken Ciri to the relative safety of the Witchers’ Settlement, but it soon becomes clear that Ciri isn’t like the other witchers. As the political situation grows ever dimmer and the threat of war hangs almost palpably over the land, Geralt searches for someone to train Ciri’s unique powers. But someone else has an eye on the young girl, someone who understand exactly what the prophecy means – and exactly what Ciri’s power can do.
This time Geralt may have met his match.
The Witcher will be released in 2020. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.