Taking a break from the tight spandex of Superman, Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) will play Geralt of Rivia in the The Witcher Saga.
The 8 episode series will be based on the best selling Witcher series and follows Geralt as he struggles to find his place in the world until destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret. Netflix is definitely trying to cash in on the inevitable void left when Game of Thrones finishes next year. Good thing then that they have a director on board who also directed four episodes of Game of Thrones.
• Showrunner/EP: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy)
• Director/EP: Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones) — 4 episodes, including the first episode
• Director: Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia) — 2 episodes
• Director: Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue) — 2 episodes