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Cavill to star in 'The Witcher'

Cavill to star in The Witcher

Los Angeles: Justice League star Henry Cavill has been cast as a lead in Netflix series 'The Witcher'.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as an executive producer and showrunner on the series, the streaming giant said in a statement.

The upcoming series is based on the best-selling fantasy series and follows Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, as he struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Though, giving a plot twist in the story, when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

Cavill, 35, who was last seen alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Fallout, will portray the role of Geralt of Rivia.

Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brandstrom will be directing the portions of the eight-episode first season.

Besides, Sakharov will also serve as the executive producer.



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