Netflix streamed the first test footage trailer for the live-action "The Witcher" TV series featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. The "Man of Steel" star has been cast to play the famed protagonist of the Polish fantasy series and trailer sees him in full Witcher gear.

The online streaming service also announced that "Harry Potter" actress Anna Shaffer has been cast to play Geralt's love interest Triss Merigold. "The Witcher" Netflix series will be based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski rather than the Video Games developed by CD Projekt RED.

Geralt's popularity has earned him praised from the video game community both in the franchise and outside of it such as "Soul Calibur 6."

Geralt test look footage

According to Polygon, Henry Cavill's test footage as Geralt of Rivia revealed his full Witcher garb, yellow eyes, and his signature long white hair. Several fans of "The Witcher" series criticized Geralt's test footage due to the fact that Cavill's character is missing the rugged beard and scar on his left eye.

They also noted that the characters two swords are missing from the footage.

The plot of the Netflix series will be based on the novels as Geralt is being portrayed as a lone monster hunter who tries to find his place in the world. However, his solitary living will be met with a greater purpose when he encounters a powerful sorceress and a mysterious princess. The three must learn to tolerate one another as dark forces are after them.

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The sorceress and princess that will join Geralt in the TV series are Yennefer of Vengerberg and Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon (Ciri). Yennefer is one of Geralt's love interest and powerful sorceress from the Brotherhood of Sorcerers. Ciri is the adopted daughter of Geralt and Yennefer and is revealed to be the heiress to the throne Citra.

Triss Merigold actor revealed

According to Screen Rant, Anna Shaffer has been cast to play Triss Merigold in "The Witcher" series after her name was found on the show's cast list from the Netflix Poland Twitter page.

Triss is another love interest of Geralt next to Yennefer, and the person who helped him regained his memory after he had amnesia.

Like Yennefer, she is a sorceress who joined the Brotherhood in the novels and games. She is also a founding member of its splinter group, the Lodge of Sorceresses after the main group was purged from the Thanned coup. Triss struggled with the group's radical political plans to the point that her loyalty is being tested.

"The Witcher" series will premiere in 2019 on Netflix.

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