What a day!
Henry has announced he's playing the lead role in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher.
Here's what you need to know about Geralt and the series (via The Hollywood Reporter):
The eight-episode series is based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It is described as an epic tale of fate and family. Cavill will take on the central character of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter who 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.
Read the rest at THR and more at Deadline Hollywood.
Executive Producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, had this to say about Henry's casting...
He was my first meeting. I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family.— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 4, 2018
Henry teased the big reveal a few weeks ago, when he made this post... sneaky, sneaky!
Had to repost these gems. All of them are from Bosslogic's account who has such a keen eye and talent for this kind of stuff. There is a capture of emotion and tone skill set there that I haven't seen often. So, very nicely done mate! Also, it's pretty cool to see what I would look like as Super Mario, Solid Snake and Geralt!! @Bosslogic #Superman #SuperMario #Geralt #SolidSnake #TheWitcher
He also mentioned it to IGN..
Henry's wish is coming true in the upcoming Witcher adaptation from Netflix! pic.twitter.com/FyNassgtbO— IGN (@IGN) September 4, 2018
And you can expect to see a lot more fan art, now that the news is official...
I drew something today pic.twitter.com/xzx7uHMLfh— Michal Niewiara (@Araiwein) September 4, 2018
The internet has spoken, and fans are echoing our excitement for #HenryCavill as #GeraltofRivia in the upcoming @Netflix adaptation of the bestselling book and video game series, #TheWitcher. pic.twitter.com/ER6AZMbjae— The Garcia Companies (@GarciaCompanies) September 4, 2018
No official release date yet for The Witcher, but Games Radar has a good timeline of events leading up to today's exciting news. Keep checking back for the latest updates.