Well, this is quite the impressive coup for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher. Yes, as the title suggests, Henry Cavill has signed on to headline the series!
In a press release, it’s been confirmed that the DCEU’s Superman, currently being seen in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, has landed the lead role of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
The early official word on The Witcher reads:
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.
The Witcher began life as a bestselling book series from Andrzej Sapkowski, with it then being turned into a massively successful video game franchise. Elsewhere, there has been a comic book title and also a Polish TV take. The loose gist of the property sees it centre on a travelling monster hunter who has to battle his way through a medieval fantasy world.
With Daredevil and The Defenders’ Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serving as showrunner, Netflix’s The Witcher will be made up of eight episodes and is expected to land on the on-demand streaming giant in 2020.
Expect more on The Witcher as it continues to develop.