Henry Cavill is putting away his cape for a little while to fight monsters on Netflix.
Cavill will star as the monster hunter in The Witcher. The TV series is 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.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich who serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series also tweeted out the news.
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.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 4, 2018
This is Cavill’s first television role since 2010 when he last appeared on Showtime’s historical drama The Tudors.