Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.


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Henry Cavill ...  Geralt of Rivia 8 episodes
Freya Allan ...  Ciri 8 episodes
Joey Batey ...  Jaskier 8 episodes
MyAnna Buring ...  Tissaia 8 episodes
Tom Canton ...  Filavandrel 8 episodes
Anya Chalotra ...  Yennefer 8 episodes
Eamon Farren ...  Cahir 8 episodes
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ...  Eist 8 episodes
Adam Levy ...  Mousesack 8 episodes
Jodhi May ...  Queen Calanthe 8 episodes
Lars Mikkelsen ...  Stregobor 8 episodes
Maciej Musial ...  Sir Lazlo 8 episodes
Mimi Ndiweni ...  Fringilla 8 episodes
Royce Pierreson ...  Istredd 8 episodes
Wilson Radjou-Pujalte ...  Dara 8 episodes
Anna Shaffer ...  Triss 8 episodes
Amit Shah ...  Torque 8 episodes
Therica Wilson-Read ...  Sabrina 8 episodes
Judit Fekete ...  Vanielle of Brugge 3 episodes
Imogen Daines Imogen Daines ...  Danica 2 episodes
Shaun Dooley ...  King Foltest 2 episodes
Mahesh Jadu ...  Vilgefortz 2 episodes
Krisztián Koller Krisztián Koller ...  Hegor's Friend 1 2 episodes
Anita Olatunji ...  Woman 2 episodes
Anna-Louise Plowman ...  Zola 2 episodes
Kembe Sorel Kembe Sorel ...  Hegor's Friend 2 2 episodes


Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

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Henry Cavill himself actively pursued the role of Geralt until he got it. When Cavill first heard that the show was being made, he repeatedly bothered his agents to get a meeting with Netflix. Finally, Netflix agreed to take the meeting with him but show-runner Lauren Schmidt initially turned him down because she hadn't written a single word of the script yet and did not know what the show was going to be. After 4 months, as the show was being written, Schmidt tested 207 actors for Geralt but couldn't find him. She said that while writing the script, she kept hearing Cavill's voice in her head speaking Geralt's lines. Finally, 4 months after their initial meeting, she met Cavill again, and this time during his audition, when he read the lines she had written live in front of her in his real voice, she instantly knew that Cavill was Geralt. Cavill said it was important to go through the process to make sure the right actor was picked and he was thrilled to finally win the role which he called his "dream come true". He went to add "it was an absolute honor to play Geralt because he lives very close to my heart." See more »


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