Today, Netflix announced that The Witcher will be back for a fourth season. However, it wasn’t all good news, as the streamer also confirmed that Henry Cavill He will not be returning for season 4. Instead, Liam Hemsworth will be the new monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia.
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the popular Witcher books first began airing in 2019 and quickly exploded in popularity, with many praising Henry Cavill’s stoic yet charming take on the white-haired witch himself, Geralt. Since that first season, The Witcher has become a bonafide franchise for Netflix, leading to more seasons, anime prequels, movies, and even kid-friendly side effects. But the star of the original series won’t be sticking around as the fantasy franchise grows.
In a tweet posted earlier today, Netflix confirmed that Cavill will step away from the role after season three of the Witcher tunes … sometime in the future. Starting in season four, Liam Hemsworth joins the “Witcher family” and will wear the white wig and carry the cool swords as Geralt advances.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with monsters and adventures, and unfortunately, I will be laying down my medallion and swords for Season 4,” Cavill said. in a statement shared by Netflix.
“As with the best literary characters, I pass the torch with respect for the time spent embodying Geralt and the enthusiasm to see Liam’s opinion on this most fascinating and nuanced of me.n,” Cavill continued, “Liam, good sir, this character has such great depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
Hemsworth, a Witcher fan himself, also shared a statement about the shocking news, saying that he had been a fan of Cavill’s take on the character for years and was “inspired” by his performance and what it came to. r character.
“I may have big shoes to fill, but I’m really excited to be stepping into The Witcher world,” Hemsworth said.
The initial response online has not been great! Many fans are confused and upset to see Cavill leave the role. And although it is likely that he is hanging up the swords and medallion to replace it with a red cloak and tights as he returns to the DCEU movie franchise like SupermanI assume a lot Witcher fans will be sad to see the nerdy actor leave the popular show. But hey, with all that DC money I guess build an even cooler PC!