Netflix announced this morning that Henry Cavill has signed on to play Geralt of Rivia in it's new series based on the popular fantasy book and video games series, "The Witcher". The series of fantasy books was originally written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and was subsequently adapted to a popular and critically lauded series of video games starting in 2007.
There have been rumors of a film going back as far as 2012 but this incarnation is set to be a whole series for Netflix. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich known for Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy is set as the writer, EP, and showrunner. Hissrich announced Cavill officially joining the project via twitter “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.”
Cavill is undoubtedly most well-known for his most recent stint as Clark Kent/Superman in the new DC Universe films and also his mustache did great work in the newest Mission: Impossible. It should be noted that this isn't his first foray into the world of television. Cavill spent 4 seasons working on the critically acclaimed Showtime drama, "The Tudors".
Is there anyone you would rather see Geralt than Cavill? Put your hands together for good casting.