Henry Cavill is leaving The Witcher on Netflix and Liam Hemsworth will take over as Geralt of Rivia on Netflix.

By Doug Norrie | Posted

It was announced on Saturday that the witcher would continue with a fourth season on Netflix. Not a big surprise there. But the shock came when Henry Cavill announced that he would no longer continue the series in the lead role. Instead, the role of Geralt of Rivia will now go to Liam Hemsworth who will take on the series lead role. It’s a groundbreaking moment, and rather rare for a series as popular as The witcher.

Henry Cavill released a statement on the move (via ComicBook.com) that discussed, in part, the decision to leave The Witcher and what it would mean for Liam Hemsworth to take over.

Cavill said, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventure, and alas, I will lay down my medallion and swords for Season 4. In my place, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will take on the mantle of the white wolf… I pass the torch with respect for the time spent playing Geralt and with excitement to see Liam’s perspective on this most fascinating and nuanced man.

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No formal reason was given as to why Henry Cavill would leave the Netflix role, although taxes on his time and schedule may be at the heart of the move. The actor has been cast in a number of upcoming productions, including the recently announced The unkind War Department.

Additionally, with James Gunn taking over the DCU, it was thought that Henry Cavill would soon return to his Superman persona in a man of steel 2 role. Moreover, it is said to have a mountaineer adaptation also in progress.

the witcher has aired two seasons on Netflix so far with season 3 on the way sometime in 2023. It tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who has been linked to another character, Ciri (Freya Allen ) in this world. These two, along with Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, form the triumvirate of those who are supposed to eventually save the world.

It will be interesting to see how fans react to this decision by Henry Cavill as it relates to the series. the witcher has become one of Netflix’s most popular offerings since it first aired on the streamer in 2019.

Adapting the book series and video game series of the same name has been as popular an offering as Netflix, being eclipsed only by Squid Game, Stranger Things, and Bridgerton in hours of viewing when it comes to original programming on the streamer.

As for when Liam Hemsworth will officially take over from Henry Cavill in the witcher, well that remains to be seen. There hasn’t been an official announcement for the start of filming, but it could be sooner rather than later if they look to continue to maintain a similar season release schedule in the future. We’re sure to get more details on that sooner rather than later and it’s a developing situation for the show.

the witcher The franchise also has a few other shows on Netflix. There are The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf which was released in the summer of 2021. And then there will be The Witcher: Origin of Blood which is a prequel series with an entirely new cast. It happens on December 25 of this year.