The Witcher will return to Netflix for a fourth season, but with a new lead role as Geralt of Rivia.
The streamer announced Saturday that Henry Cavill will be leaving the fantasy series after three seasons in the lead role, with Liam Hemsworth reprising the character. The third season is slated to premiere in the summer of 2023, while the prequel is four episodes long The Witcher: Blood Origin stars Sophia Brown, Michelle Yeoh and Laurence O’Fuarain and is scheduled to premiere December 25 on Netflix.
“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventure, and alas, I’ll lay down my medals and swords for Season 4,” Cavill said in a statement. “Instead, the wonderful Liam Hemsworth will take on the White Wolf mantle. As with the greatest literary figures, I handed the torch with reverence for the time it took to portray Geralt and the enthusiasm to see Liam take on the most intriguing and nuanced male roles. ”
This big change to the show based on author Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series following Cavill’s return to the DC series as Superman, was teased with a cameo between credits in the sequel. recent practice Black Adam. He co-starred alongside Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes 2access Netflix on November 4th.
For his part, Hemsworth said he is “crossing the moon” to become Geralt of Rivia. “Henry Cavill is an incredible Geralt, and I am honored that he gave me the reins and allowed me to wield the blades of the White Wolf for the next chapter of his adventure,” the statement said. written by Hemsworth. “Henry, I have been a fan of yours for many years and am inspired by what you bring to this beloved character. I might have some big boots to fill, but I’m really excited to step in The Witcher world.”
Hemsworth, best known for playing Gale in Hunger game franchise, there are recent credits in movies like Arkansas, Killer and It’s not romantic.
In The Hollywood Reporter’s cover story with Cavill from November 2021, star said he planned to follow The Witcher Series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich wants the show to last at least seven seasons. “Absolutely possible,” Cavill said at the time about staying with the series. “As long as we can continue to tell great stories that celebrate Sapkowski’s work.”