“The Witcher” has been renewed for a fourth season by Netflix, though the hit fantasy series will be missing one familiar face. Henry Cavill will exit the production after the upcoming third season debuts, with Liam Hemsworth set to take over the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.
The streamer announced the renewal and casting news on Saturday afternoon, with both Hemsworth and Cavill also releasing statements. Reading into the tone of both statements, the decision seems to be an amicable passing of the torch.
The actor recently had a cameo as Superman in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam. Since then, more projects related to his DC superhero have been in the talks. It is said that Cavill will also appear in another film, which seems to be Man of Steel 2. Besides his superhero role, Henry Cavill is also famous as Geralt of Rivia in the hit series The Witcher. It is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. Now, a fourth season has been confirmed. However, fans won’t see their favorite returning to it. After the streaming giant announced that it will be renewing the series, Henry released a statement.
The Witcher actor took to his Instagram to share that his “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.” Henry Cavill added, “In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
Even Liam Hemsworth issued a statement over the same. The actor said he is “honored” and “truly excited” to be stepping into the shoes. While fans are excited about the news of a fresh season, they are lamenting over the exit of Cavill.