Henry Cavill has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming TV series “The Witcher.” After delivering a brilliant performance in “Mission: Impossible- Fallout,” Cavill will now be seen as the mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Netflix has signed Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in “The Witcher” TV series. The actor will be returning to be a regular on a TV series after nearly a decade. He was last seen as a regular in “The Tudors” series.

“The Witcher” TV series is based on the fantasy novel series with the same name. There have been many adaptations of these stories in movies, TV shows, and most prominently in video games.

The plot of the upcoming TV series has been described as “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.”

Only one season has been ordered by Netflix as of this writing. There will be a total of eight episodes in this season. Lauren Schmidt, who is known for his work in “Marvel’s Daredevil,” will serve as the showrunner. Alik Sakharov, who was worked on the popular “Game of Thrones” TV series, will be directing four episodes. Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström will be directing two episodes each.

Details about the start of production and the filming schedule haven’t been announced yet. It is also not clear where the TV series will be filmed. Netflix is also yet to announce the release date for the show.

Cavill has wrapped his work for the film “Nomis,” in which he plays Marshall.