Netflix has revealed the first look at Superman actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for the new TV series coming to the service in 2019.
The test footage was posted on Netflix’s Twitter account. It doesn’t show much – the in-costume Cavill walks towards the camera, grimaces a bit, and takes a swig from a beer bottle. Still, it’s the world’s first look at not only Geralt of Rivia, but The Witcher Netflix series as well.
The new streaming series is based on the original books by Andrej Sapkowski rather than the popular games by CD Projekt RED – who just released their latest game in The Witcher universe, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, which is a standalone RPG in the style of the Gwent card game rather than an open-world RPG like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Sapkowski isn’t a fan of the games, in fact he’s currently demanding that CD Projekt RED pay him $16 million for continued use of his characters. The Netflix series is part of a direct deal with the author, so shouldn’t face the same trouble.