Casting the White Wolf.
The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia is one of the most iconic characters in all of games, so whoever is chosen to carry the mantle of the legendary White Wolf in the upcoming Netflix Series will have plenty of expectations to live up to. Thankfully, Netflix has a proven track record when it comes to investing in big-budget productions like Daredevil and Altered Carbon, which is a good sign for fans of The Witcher, since the series will undoubtedly need a large budget to achieve the same scope that the novels and video games have already established.
In anticipation of Netflix’s journey into the expansive world that author Andrzej Sapkowski created, we’ve compiled a diverse list of 15 actors we think capable of portraying Geralt. The White Wolf may have Polish roots, but we still don’t know what direction the story will follow, so we wanted our dream casting call to include more than one ethnic group. There’s also still no word on when in Geralt’s life the series will take place, so we made sure to consider some younger actors who could rise to the challenge if called upon.
With Amazon also developing a new fantasy series of their own based on The Lord of the Rings franchise, it’s exciting to see that the fantasy genre is alive and well on various streaming platforms. What do you think of our list? Are there any other actors you would like to see play Geralt?
David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with cereal bowl in hand. He’s also the TV Editor for IGN. Say hi on Twitter.