Friday, December 16, 2022

Drama 'Warhammer 40,000' Starring Henry Cavill Ordered to Series at Amazon

After exiting his roles as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher and Superman in the Man of Steel film franchise, Henry Cavill will star in and executive produce the original drama series Warhammer 40,000 - which has been ordered to series at Amazon today.

Based on the game from Games Workshop, the drama is set in the far future, where humanity stands at the edge of what might be its brightest future or its darkest age. The threats to humankind's empire are many: traitors driven by the fires of ambition, alien empires sworn to reclaim the stars and the corruption of reality by malevolent gods.

Cavill will executive produce alongside Roy Lee, Natalie Viscuso, Andy Smillie and Max Bottrill. Amazon Studios, Vertigo Entertainment and Games Workshop will produce.

"Warhammer 40,000 has captured the imagination of fans of all ages, from all walks of life, and all over the world," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon and MGM Studios. "We are excited to work with Henry, Vertigo Entertainment, and Games Workshop across our Amazon entertainment businesses on this brilliant, immersive franchise for our global customers to experience for years to come."

"I have loved Warhammer since I was a boy, making this moment truly special for me," added Cavill. "The opportunity to shepherd this cinematic universe from its inception is quite the honor and the responsibility. I couldn't be more grateful for all the hard work put in by Vertigo, Amazon Studios, Games Workshop to make this happen. One step closer to making a nigh on lifelong dream come true."