Henry Cavill Is Flying Back To TV In “The Witcher”

Long before he became modern-day Clark Kent, Henry Cavill caught our eye as King Henry’s right-hand-man in The Tudors. He hasn’t appeared on our small screens ever since, but that’s about to change. Cavill is making his big TV comeback with Netflix’s new fantasy series The Witcher.

According to the official synopsis released by Netflix, Henry Cavill will play Geralt of Rivia – a mutated monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

This exciting project will have no trouble finding viewers since it’s based on a very popular fantasy franchise. The Witcher started its life in Poland back in the ‘90s, as a series of short stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski.

They were later adapted into a film, a television series, video games, and graphic novels. The Witcher Saga gained a cult following in Central and Eastern Europe and the games became so popular they sold over 33 million copies worldwide.

Netflix’s upcoming series will bring this franchise to an even wider audience. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as the show-runner, and Henry Cavill was always her first choice for this role.

“He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a green light 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,” wrote  Schmidt Hissrich on Twitter.