Henry Cavill to play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's 'The Witcher' series

Henry Cavill is now retracing his steps back to television to play the solitary monster hunter in the upcoming Netflix fantasy series


                            Henry Cavill to play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's 'The Witcher' series

Henry Cavill is set to play the milk-white headed witcher Geralt of Rivia, the main protagonist of 'The Witcher' series by Andrzej Sapkowski, for Netflix's upcoming series of the same title. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series. In addition, Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström will all direct portions of the eight-episode first season with Sakharov also serving as executive producer.

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 first episode and three others will be directed by Sakharov, Garcia Lopez and Brändström will direct two each. The series coming from the 'Daredevil' showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, will consist of eight episodes in the first season. 



 

The 'Man of Steel' star had earlier posted fan art on his Instagram account, captioning it, "Had to repost these gems. All of them are from Bosslogic's account who has such a keen eye and talent for this kind of stuff. There is a capture of emotion and tone skill set there that I haven't seen often. So, very nicely done mate! Also, it's pretty cool to see what I would look like Super Mario, Solid Snake and Geralt!!"

The fan art, which was created by Boss Logic, went on to receive a nod from Netflix as the network openly mentioned on his Twitter handle, "you just made SUCH a compelling case, we couldn't say no." 

Netflix has finally taken a fan's recommendation under consideration. (Twitter)
Netflix has finally taken a fan's recommendation under consideration. (Twitter)

'The Witcher' also marks Cavill's first television appearance since he last acted on Showtime's historical drama 'The Tudors' back in 2010. Cavill is best known for his role in the blockbuster action movie 'Mission Impossible: Fallout'. He is also known for his role as Superman in the DC Universe, having played the role in the films 'Man of Steel', 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', and 'Justice League'. It will be quite interesting to see what the movie has in store since it has already been adapted into a popular video game.