BREAKING: Henry Cavill cast in Netflix’s The Witcher

Superman Henry Cavill has been cast in Netflix’s The Witcher.

Per Variety:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, “The Witcher” follows Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, as he 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.

As Variety reported exclusively last year, 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.

Gamers will recognize the title from the popular open-world game series from CD Projekt Red.

This will mark Cavill’s return to television after previously starring in The Tudors. No release date has been set for the Netflix series. Check out the fan artwork from @bosslogic (on Instagram) of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia: