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First Look at Henry Cavill as ‘The Witcher’s’ Geralt

It runs just 23 seconds, but the short teaster posted on Netflix’s Twitter account offers up the first sight of Henry Cavill taking on the role of Geralt in the service’s upcoming show based on the fantasy series “The Witcher.”

The brief appearance was shot just last week.

News hit in September that Cavill would be taking on the role of Geralt of Rivia (the titular Witcher in both the video games and books). Season 1 of “The Witcher” isn’t likely to debut until 2020. It’s being shot in Eastern Europe with plans for eight episodes, each running about an hour.

Variety broke the news that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich was signing on as executive producer and showrunner in December. She previously wrote and co-executive produced the Marvel superhero dramas “The Defenders” and “Daredevil” for Netflix, along with Starz’s “Power.” She is represented by UTA.

Since starting on the process, Hissrich has been very open on Twitter about the process of creating the show. She noted on Wednesday that “we’ve been busy” when Netflix dropped the short video. Earlier this month, she said she’s only done two sets of revisions on the pilot since it was written.

“The Witcher” is a fantasy series from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It details the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who battles creatures from Slavic lore. The stories were adapted into a popular role-playing game series by developer CD Projekt Red.

Earlier this month, Sapkowski sent a letter to CD Projekt Red demanding $16 million in copyright royalties.

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