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Henry Cavill to star in Witcher series for Netflix

Cavill will step into the road-worn boots of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter in possession of supernatural abilities

Netflix has found the lead for its TV adaptation of The Witcher.

Henry Cavill will step into the road-worn boots of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter in possession of supernatural abilities, who acts as the protagonist of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series, Variety reports.

he Witcher is best-known for CD Projekt's video game adaptation, whose third instalment won rave reviews from critics.

The TV series will follow Geralt as "he struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him towards a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown said of the series: “The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”

Fellow producer Jarek Sawko added: “There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and the hero inside all of our hearts."

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