Henry Cavill joins the Netflix family with new fantasy series The Witcher

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Cape Town – Mission Impossible: Fallout star Henry Cavill has officially joined the Netflix original family.

The hunky action star has been cast as the lead in The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. 

The show will consist of 8 episodes and is based on the fantasy series written by by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. 

But 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.