It\u2019s been known for a while that Netflix was developing a show based on The Witcher, and just now they\u2019ve announced who\u2019s going to play the lead\u2014it\u2019s DCEU\u2019s Superman, Henry Cavill.\r\n\r\nCheck out the official announcement:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/seewhatsnext\/status\/1036984735854026755\r\n\r\nThe Witcher will have Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Daredevil) as the producer, and she had his to say about Cavill\u2019s involvement:\r\n\r\nHe was my first meeting. I didn\u2019t have writers or scripts yet \u2013 just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I\u2019ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I\u2019m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the [Witcher] family.\r\n\r\nA month ago, Cavill had said that he was interested in playing the role of Geralt in the show, and if you put two and two together, that could be him publicly expressing his hopes that he passed the audition process.\r\n\r\nThe Witcher will be based on a series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and will run for eight episodes for its first season. Probably the most popular adaptation of the franchise is the game The Witcher III by CD Projekt Red, and a lot of fans are hoping that this show will follow on the game\u2019s aesthetics.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/ehjJ614QfeM\r\n\r\nIf anything, this could be Netflix\u2019s version of Game of Thrones; fantasy, action, and what I\u2019m guessing is a decent amount of nudity.\r\n\r\nNo release date has been announced for Netflix\u2019s The Witcher.