Henry Cavill cast in Netflix’s upcoming series ‘The Witcher’

Henry Cavill cast in Netflix's upcoming series 'The Witcher'

The show will be based on the novels of the same name and Cavill will play the role of Geralt of Rivia.

The news was announced by the show’s writer and creator Lauren Hissrich who tweeted ‘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,’

The 35-year-old actor was born in Jersey but then grew up in Buckinghamshire. He isn’t a stranger to working for big TV shows after starring in every episode of The Tudors which ran for 4 season bertween 2007 and 2010.

Henry Cavill played the role of the 1st Duke of Suffolk Charles Brandon in the series. The show was well received and Henry Cavill has credited in the past for helping his career and letting him reach a wider audience.

Some of his earliest film roles include appearances in Stardust, Red Riding Hood and Whatever Works. His big break in Hollywood came when he secured the lead role in Superman in the 2013 film Man of Steel and then the subsequent Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

He has since gone on to perform in various high-profile films including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Justice League. Most recently Henry Cavill starred alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout where he played a CIA assassin.

The British actor has been linked with taking over the role of James Bond on several occasions and he was believed to be in contention for the part when Daniel Craig was initially cast.

The Witcher series was first announced in May of last year and the series is set to bring the world created by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski to life.

His novels have already been turned into a successful video game franchise and Netflix hopes that the TV series will reach the same heights of Game of Thrones.