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Henry Cavill to lead cast of Netflix's The Witcher

Story by Jack Foley

HENRY Cavill will lead the cast of The Witcher saga for Netflix.

The Mission: Impossible – Fallout star will play the role of Geralt of Rivia in the drama, which is based on the best-selling fantasy series.

The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, 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.

The Witcher will consist of eight episodes.

Cavill currently stars in the critical and box office hit Mission Impossible – Fallout, which has earned over $649 million worldwide. He is a massive fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy short stories and novels about the witcher Geralt of Rivia.

Cavill also starred in the dual role of Clark Kent / Superman, in Man of Steel, the highest-grossing Superman film to date, and in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

He made his feature film debut in The Count of Monte Cristo. His credits include the Golden Globe-nominated series The Tudors, Whatever Works, Immortals, Cold Light of Day and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Upcoming he stars in Nomis alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Stanley Tucci for director David Raymond.

Cavill has also co-founded Promethean Productions, along with his brother, Charlie Cavill and Ben Blankenship, to expand his involvement in all aspects of film, TV and live events with a charitable component.