Henry Cavill has been cast as Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming The Witcher television series set to be produced by Netflix.
Known for his starring role in Man of Steel and reloading his fists in Mission Impossible: Fallout, the actor recently showed interest in playing the fantasy hero, and it didn’t take Netflix long to take notice.
The eight-episode series will focus on the popular game franchise and series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
It is unclear which of the novels or games it will draw inspiration from, or if Netflix has plans to tackle a specific entry of the series. Who knows, it may even conjure up something original.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner for Daredevil and The Defenders, will be taking the helm on the project, although a release date is yet to be confirmed by Netflix.
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The RPG series is critically acclaimed thanks to its excellent storytelling, huge world, and deep combat. Its third entry, Wild Hunt, walked away with our Game of the Year award in 2015.
Here’s hoping that the upcoming television series can deliver a similar level of quality, as it has plenty of fan expectations (ourselves included) to live up to.
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