Well, there comes good news along with sad news!
Starting with the good news first, Netflix’s The Witcher has been renewed for Season 4.
And the sad part is, Henry Cavill is to exit Netflix’s popular series after Season 3.
The latest we get to hear is that a new Geralt of Rivia as Liam Hemsworth will be replacing Henry Cavill in season 4.
Liam Hemsworth will step in as the titular monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia, the role Henry Cavill originated in the first three seasons of the Netflix series.
Liam Hemsworth as the new Geralt of Rivia was officially welcomed to The Witcher family via social media post.
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
Read more: https://t.co/ABQMdqkzXX pic.twitter.com/xyIaRBbiRT
Both actors also confirmed the exciting news on their respective social media accounts on Saturday afternoon.
“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,” said Cavill in a statement.
“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 thrilled about this new adventure, stated, “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 honoured 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,” he said in a statement.
As reported, the Witcher Season 3 will be arriving in the summer of 2023.
Well, the news of Henry Cavill’s exit has hit the fans hard.
Soon the Geralt of Rivia was trending all over the Twitter timeline, with fans’ reactions to the news.
Henry Cavill's Geralt was literally one of the only things working perfectly in that show and now he is gone— Sharp Márcia (@theviscountjask) October 29, 2022
henry cavill is and will always be the only geralt of rivia pic.twitter.com/SYurjeYlVv— spooky geralt 👻 gos2 (@allonsymoony) October 29, 2022
Netflix trying to convince the Witcher fan base that Liam Hemsworth is a good replacement for Henry Cavill pic.twitter.com/Y1jvQFG2gZ— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) October 29, 2022
NO HENRY CAVILL COME BACK FOR THE WITCHER WE NEED YOU DON'T LET LIAM HEMSWORTH RUIN THIS PLEASE!!!!!!pic.twitter.com/O0Wm42OE9h— bearry🦇 (@bearrynice_) October 29, 2022
No offense to Liam Hemsworth but I gotta agree not sure I have any interest in a Witcher Series without Henry Cavill— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) October 29, 2022
He was perfect in the role. Huge bummer he's leaving pic.twitter.com/1xsR2TnLiH