Described as an “epic tale of fate and family,” the streaming service’s Witcher series follows Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
But when destiny hurtles Geralt toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Though he is best known for his work in film — with credits including Mission: Impossible — Fallout, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and DC’s latest batch of Superman films — Cavill starred for four seasons on Showtime’s King Henry VIII drama The Tudors.
The Witcher, which received a straight-to-series order back in May 2017, will span eight episodes. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Power) will serve as showrunner and executive-produce with Alik Sakharov (Black Sails).
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Sapkowski’s book series has been adapted before, as a 2001 Polish film and a TV offshoot, neither of which were well-received. It also spawned a series of video games.
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