Netflix’s The Witcher has been renewed for a fourth season and Geralt of Rivia will now be played by Liam Hemsworth, but Henry Cavill leaving signals a much bigger departure for the series.
In October 2022 it was announced that The Witcher Season 3 will be Cavill’s final season of the popular Netflix The Witcher TV show, which means that The Witcher Season 4 will see Liam Hemsworth take on the leading role.
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Foreign [Music] Fans of The Witcher TV series were taken Aback earlier this year when the show Was renewed for season 4 without its Leading man as Henry Cavill Left Behind The geralt of Rivia role Liam Hemsworth Will instead take the mantle an Executive producer and show runner Lauren hisrich hopes the change will Bring a new energy to the Netflix series What I'm excited about is that we are Allowing this franchise to continue Growing and that we do get new energy And we do get new chemistry that we Haven't discovered yet and to me like That's part of the fun of Television Right is you don't know where exactly The adventure is going to end so it's Something I'm really excited about the Odd thing about this to some Witcher Fans however is that history and Netflix Should know exactly where the adventure Is going to end both she and the cast Have spoken in the past about their love For the original Witcher novels by Andrei sakowsky saying that the Production team is committed to Maintaining the story laid out in the Eight book series the biggest defender Of this philosophy was cavil himself who Often derailed interviews with nerdy Anecdotes of geralt Jennifer yaskir and Company from deep within the page pages
Of the original Witcher Saga I just want To make sure that the character from the Books and the books are done Justice in Live action because I'm always of the Mind if it's not broken don't try and Fix it the biggest concern surrounding His leaving therefore isn't the Recasting of a protagonist three seasons In but it potentially signaling the Departure of what makes The Witcher so Good in the first place now we're Absolutely not a defender of sticking to The script religiously converting the Book story scene foreseen would make a Terrible TV show and we like how Netflix Has reached key plot points in different Ways it's even dare we say done some Things better than sapkovsky the Crux of Season 3 will see The Institute of Mages Crumble in a bloody battle for example But his rich and the team have already Set up the main player's intentions the Books versions of events presented all These characters in one go forcing us to Read the entire section twice to Understand what happened that being said It's when Netflix completely abandons The source material that the show is at Its weakest The Witch's World began as a Twisted take on fairy tales it's version Of Snow White sees the princess Rob and Pillage with seven gnomes before she Murders them The Little Mermaid here is A snarky political debate between two
Stubborn sides and beauty is killed by The beast in sopkovsky's version It's The high fantasy of Lord of the Rings With the brutality and grit of Game of Thrones when Netflix therefore Introduced its season 2 antagonist as a Spooky witch in the woods who's just Sort of magic for Magic's sake or its Monolith plot that appears to be as deep As geralt kills monsters so let's make Tougher monsters we can't help but feel That Netflix completely missed the point Of why people love The Witcher partner This with former producer Beau de Mayo Saying that some writers actively Disliked and even mocked sapkovsky's Books and our hopes for an interesting Live-action take on this incredible and Unique fantasy world have slowly Dwindled the same appears to be true for Cavill who said in November last year That he was absolutely committed to a Seven season run of The Witcher as long As we can keep telling great stories Which honor sapkowsky's work the fact That he chose to leave the show just a Few months later following the filming Of season three is pretty damning we'll See the last of cavali in a white wig When season three premieres next summer But it will be another few years before We get to see which direction Netflix Goes and it's supposedly open-ended Adventure Hemsworth will likely do a
Fine job as the new geralt of Rivia but We don't think he'll do so with a world Or story that Witcher fans are excited About For more geralt make sure to watch our Review of season 2 or our impressions of The next gen upgrade for The Witcher 3. And for everything else stick with IGN Foreign