Netflix didn’t provide many details about Cavill’s interpretation of the character, which will appear in an eight-episode, live-action series, other than the following description:
Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, 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.
Geralt of Rivia has a long history of appearing in various books and comics, but he’s perhaps best known through CD Projekt Red’s Witcher series. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was considered one of 2015’s best games.