Henry Cavill to lead cast in Netflix adaptation of ‘The Witcher’

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FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, a person displays Netflix on a tablet in North Andover, Mass. Netflix, Inc. reports financial results, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Actor Henry Cavill is taking his talents to Netflix where he will star in the upcoming series “The Witcher.”

Netflix announced in a press release Tuesday that Cavill will play the role of Geralt of Rivia in the eight-episode series.

The Witcher is based on a 1980s series of fantasy short stories and novels.

Cavill is known for his role as Superman in “Man of Steel”, “Justice League” and “Batman Vs. Superman”.

An official release date is unknown at this time.

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