The Witcher has yet to release its third season next year, but news of its season four is making the rounds online.
Netflix announced on Saturday that Henry Cavill would no longer play Geralt of Rivia after the show’s third season.
Instead, The Witcher will live on with Liam Hemsworth.
Henry Cavill released a statement following the announcement, confirming his time as the Witcher is coming to an end.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both 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.”
The Witcher is a fantasy show that mainly focuses on stories from Andrzej Sapkwoski’s books.
In 2021, the Geralt of Rivia actor said he was eager to push through with the pitch series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had in mind.
“Absolutely,” said Cavill in 2021 when asked about staying for a proposed seven seasons.
“As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor Sapkowski’s work.”
The change comes after Henry Cavill’s return to DC as Superman, who appears in the Black Adam credits scene.
Cavill will also return as Sherlock Holmes in Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix, released on November 4.
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Following the Witcher announcement, Hemsworth confirmed he would be coming to the Netflix show.
Hemsworth said he was “over the moon” to play the role of Geralt of Rivia soon.
He released a statement after the announcement, saying, “Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt.”
“(And) I’m honoured [sic] that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blade 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,” Hemsworth continued.
“I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”
Liam Hemsworth is best known for playing Gale in the Hunger Games franchise, but he has also spent his time pursuing other projects, including:
- Knowing (2009)
- Triangle (2009)
- The Last Song (2010)
- The Expendables 2 (2012)
- Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
- Killerman (2019)
- Arkansas (2020)