Today, Netflix announced that The Witcher will be back for a fourth season. However, it was not all good news, as the climber also confirmed Henry Cavill he will not be returning for season 4. Instead, Liam Hemsworth will be a monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia.
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the popular A witch books first began airing in 2019 and quickly exploded in popularity, with many praising Henry Cavill’s stoic but charming take on the white witch himself, Geralt. From that first season, The Witcher has become a bonafide franchise for Netflix, leading to more seasons, anime prequels, movies, and even a child-friendly product. 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 be stepping down after season three of The Witcher… sometime in the future. Beginning in season four, Liam Hemsworth goes with the “A witch family” and wears the white wig and carries the cool swords while Geralt moves on.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and unfortunately, I will be putting down my helmet and swords for Season 4,” Cavill said. in a statement shared by Netflix.
“As with the greatest literary characters, I pass the torch with respect for the time spent introducing Geralt and the enthusiasm to see Liam’s vision on the this is most interesting and interesting for me.n,” Cavill continued, “Good sir Liam, this character has such incredible depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you find.”
Hemsworth, a A witch fan himself, also shared a statement about the surprising news, saying that he has loved Cavill’s take on the character for years and was “inspired” by the performance him and what he brought to the character.
“I may have big boots to fill, but I’m thrilled to be stepping into The A witch world,” Hemsworth said.
The initial response online was not great! Many fans are upset and confused to see Cavill leave the role. And although he seems to be hanging up the sword and medal to replace it with a red cap and tights as he returns to the DCEU movie franchise like SupermanI accept a lot A witch fans will be sad to see the nerdy actor leave the popular show. But hey, with all the DC money he can build an even cooler PC!