Saturday September 08, 2018

Netflix’s "The Witcher": Henry Cavill Cast as Geralt, Minority Sought for Ciri

Variety learned this week that Man of Steel and Mission Impossible: Fallout actor Henry Cavill will star as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s upcoming eight-episode fantasy series, "The Witcher." Casting appears to be well underway for other staples such as Yennefer and Ciri: according to a UK casting site, producers are searching for "a 16 or 15 year old BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) girl who can play down to 13/14" to play the latter.

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Based on the best-selling fantasy series, "The Witcher" follows Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, as he 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.

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