Justice League star Henry Cavill has landed himself a new gig: playing Gerald of Rivia on The Witcher!
Netflix has been developing an eight-episode series based on the property for some time with writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil). Hissrich will also act as executive producer and series showrunner.
Veteran Game of Thrones director Alik Sakharov will helm four episodes of the series Alex Garcia Lopez (Game of Thrones) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander) will direct two episodes each.
The Witcher is adapted from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s series of fantasy novels. The series has also been adapted in to an incredibly successful series of video games. Gerald of Rivia is the lead character in a world where monster hunters (Witchers) develop powers at a young age.
The series is planned to enter production towards the end of 2018.