Geralt of Rivia Voice Actor Doug Cockle Approves of Henry Cavill’s Casting in Netflix’s The Witcher Series

Geralt of Rivia voice actor Doug Cockle responded with approval to Henry Cavill's casting as the same character in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher series.

on September 5, 2018 10:43 AM

Yesterday, Netflix announced that Mission Impossible: Fallout star Henry Cavill would be portraying Geralt of Rivia in the streaming service’s upcoming series based on The Witcher, a popular book series and video game franchise. While many seemed happy with the casting, there is no denying that Geralt’s iconic voice is that of Doug Cockle.

While the voice actor previously stated that he was not associated with the series in any way, he did still voice his support for Henry Cavill’s casting on Twitter today. While he admits that Henry Cavill won’t copy him and will make the role of Geralt of Rivia his own, he is still excited to see what the creative team at Netflix comes up with.

It may be hard to get Doug Cockle’s iconic Geralt voice out of your head, it will certainly be interesting to see the voice and personality for the character that Henry Cavill and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich come up with. If you want to hear more of Doug Cockle’s voice, he voices the titluar character in the recently release Victor Vran: Overkill Edition on Nintendo Switch.

Netflix’s The Witcher series is still without a release date, but we will be sure to let you know when it gets. Meanwhile, CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for your playing pleasure on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.