If you’ve been craving more from The Witcher franchise, it’s time to get excited as Netflix has announced that it will cast Mission: Impossible Fallout’s Henry Cavill as the main protagonist Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming series The Witcher, which will consist of eight episodes.
From the official press release:
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.
Henry Cavill currently stars in the critical and box office hit Mission Impossible – Fallout which has earned over $649 million worldwide. He is a massive fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy short stories and novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia. Henry starred in the dual role of ‘Clark Kent / Superman,’ in Man of Steel, the highest-grossing Superman film to date, and in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.He made his feature film debut in The Count of Monte Cristo. His credits include the Golden Globe-nominated series “The Tudors”; Whatever Works; Immortals; Cold Light of Day and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Upcoming he stars in Nomis alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Stanley Tucci for director David Raymond. Henry co-founded Promethean Productions, along with his brother, Charlie Cavill and Ben Blankenship, to expand Henry’s involvement in all aspects of film, TV, and live events with a charitable component.
He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 4, 2018
While we still have a ways to go in terms of the series’ release, Geralt will be playable in the upcoming fighting game SoulCalibur VI next month. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend