Henry Cavill to play monster-slayer in upcoming series 'The Witcher'

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 05, 2018 05:43 hrs

[USA] Sep 05 (ANI): English actor Henry Cavill is set to play the lead role in upcoming Netflix series based on a best-selling fantasy novel series 'The Witcher'.

The series tells the story of a fictional character of Geralt, played by 'Man of Steel star. Geralt, who belongs to an equally fictional town of Rivia, kills monsters for a living, reported Variety magazine.

Geralt struggles to find his rightful place in a world where humans are more monstrous than monsters themselves. His life goes in for a spin after he joins forces with a powerful sorceress, and a young princess, in order to navigate an increasingly volatile Continent together.

The first season of the series will have eight episodes. The fantasy novel series also has a popular video game of the same name.

With this series, Cavill steps into the world of television for the first time since 2010 when he starred in a historical drama 'The Tudors'.

The actor was recently seen alongside Tom Cruise in the action flick 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'. Apart from 'Man of Steel', he is well known for starring as DC universe superhero Superman in movies like 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and 'Justice League'. (ANI)