Henry Cavill To Star In Netflix’s The Witcher TV Show

Superman is headed to Velen. Yup, Henry Cavill’s officially been cast as the cat-eyed, monster-slaying, lady-killer Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. Based on the bestselling books by Polish author Andrezj Sapkowski and influenced by the hugely successful video game series created by CD Projekt Red, Cavill will be playing a mutant monster hunter drifting from town to town dealing with slavering abominations, political machinations and manipulative (and generally very bosomy) Sorceresses.

Lauren Schmidt, who’s worked on several of Marvel’s shows for Netflix, is the writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series, with the directors including alumni from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Outlander, Counterpart and Luke Cage. With Game of Thrones airing its final season in 2019, Netflix will be eager for The Witcher to fill the dragon-shaped gap in fantasy television and if they’ve snagged a name as big as Cavill for it,
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