Sep 04, 2018 03:20 PM EST

Henry Cavill to Star as Lead in The Witcher Series

Henry Cavill to Star as Lead in The Witcher Series
Henry Cavill has been set to star in The Witcher, a new series from Netflix. Cavill will star as the Geralt of Rivia in the fantasy series. The show will be based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

"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", said Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, producer and showrunner of the series.

The book series is centered on the story of "witchers" who develop supernatural abilities to fight monsters. Henry Cavill's character is a lone hunter who soon finds himself in the company of a princess and a sorceress, all finding a way to navigate their way throughout their world.
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