Cavill, 35, will play the character Geralt of Rivia, the streaming giant said in a Tuesday news release.
“Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts,” Netflix said in a statement. “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.
Cavill referenced the news in a Tuesday Instagram post in which he jokingly listed his “new mailing address.”
However, he included a disclaimer for his followers.
“Please note, I’m rarely there. Monster slaying being what it is,” he quipped. “So, replies will be few and far between, if at all.”