Netflix has officially revealed that The Witcher has been renewed for a fourth season, but… Henry Cavill will not come back to the role of Geralt of Rivia. Liam Hemsworth will now play the main character of the series.
Cavill is one of the main reasons why The Witcher is so awesome! Honestly, I don’t see the point of resuming the series without him. I do not see Hemsworth in this role and wish that Netflix would have just ended the series.
Hemsworth is best known for starring in the Hunger Games franchise and recently starred in the Quibi drama Most Dangerous Game. It’s so weird that he was the one cast to substitute for Cavill. There’s no reason given as to why Cavill left, but I guess maybe he is going going to put his priority and attention on his Superman sequel.
Cavill said, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4. In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
Hemsworth added, “As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honored that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure. Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world. ”
It’s official: The Witcher is returning for Season 4, and Henry Cavill will be handing his swords to Liam Hemsworth as the new Geralt of Rivia after Season 3. Welcome to the Witcher family, @LiamHemsworth!
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) October 29, 2022