Tristan Ruggeri has been cast in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series as a young Geralt of Rivia.
Geralt of Rivia is set to be portrayed by Henry Cavill, famously known as Superman in the DCEU, in Netflix’s The Witcher. However, in the eighth episode of the series, as noticed by Redanian Intelligence, Geralt will also be portrayed by Tristan Ruggeri who has been listed on IMDB as young Geralt. According to IMDb, this will be Ruggeri’s first big role as an actor.
There is no additional information of the casting announcement or how extensive his role will be, but we can assume that Ruggeri will be featured in flashback sequences during the eighth episode, providing us with more context and deeper look into Geralt’s origin. We might even get a glimpse of the Trial of the Grasses, a ceremony where young Witchers are subjected to a bunch of alchemical ingredients to force mutations such as incredible speed, superhuman reflexes, strength, and cat-like eyes synonymous with Witchers. Or we could be seeing Geralt being trained by Vesemir at Kaer Morhen.
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Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. 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.
The Witcher is set to be released later this year 2019 and also stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Other cast members include Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, Emma Appleton, Eamon Farren, Joey Batey, Lars Mikkelsen, Royce Pierreson, Maciej Musiał, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, and Anna Shaffer.