The Witcher has confirmed its return on Netflix, but with a new Geralt of Rivia. The third season is complete and lined up for release after the four-episode prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin set to release on 25 December 2022.
The production house announced that Henry Cavill is exiting the series after three seasons as a lead character and Liam Hemsworth is taking over the character.
Henry Cavill said,” 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. He continued,” 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.”
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Cavill left the show amid his return as Superman in DCU, his return was teased in a mid-credit cameo in the recently released Dwayne Johnson starrer Black Adam.
Liam Hemsworth said in a statement that he is “over the moon” in taking the place of Henry Cavill as 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.”
Liam Hemsworth is known for his character Gale in the Hunger Games franchise and some recent films Arkansas, Killerman, and Isn’t It Romantic.
In a recent cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill revealed that he along with The Witcher creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich aimed for the show to run for at least seven seasons.