Netflix has picked who will be taking on the iconic role of Geralt of Rivia in its live-action The Witcher series.
The streaming service recently announced that Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill will be stepping into Geralt’s monster-hunting shoes for the eight-episode debut season. It was only earlier this month that Cavill, who recently starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Fallout, publicly expressed interest in playing the character.
Netflix did not provide any additional casting news, but it did describe the show as the following:
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.
While The Witcher is widely known as a popular game series from CD Projekt Red, it was previously announced the TV adaptation will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels.
While a premiere date hasn’t been announced, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich recently revealed the first season’s finale script was close to being finished. She also teased that the series could arrive on Netflix at some point in 2020.
Source: Netflix Media Center