Netflix announced today that Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) will lead the cast of the streaming service’s adaptation of The Witcher saga! Cavill will take on the role of Geralt of Rivia in the series.
Cavill is a massive fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy short stories and novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, 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.
Alik Sakharov, Charlotte Brändström and Alex Garcia Lopez will direct the series from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy).
The Witcher will consist of eight episodes. A debut date has not been announced by Netflix.