Netflix has renewed The Witcher for a fourth season, but there’s more! In the fantasy drama series, Liam Hemsworth will take up Henry Cavill’s role as Geralt of Rivia. After their contracts are renewed, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan will come back. The news is released in advance of the third season of the show, which will premiere in the summer of 2023. In addition, The Witcher: Blood Origin, a four-part prequel series, debuts on December 25, 2022.
In the show’s first three seasons, Cavill, who confirmed earlier this week that he will reprise the role of Superman, portrayed the gloomy Geralt of Rivia, a warrior against magical entities. In the huge realm of The Continent, where humans, elves, witches, gnomes, and monsters compete for survival and prosperity and where good and evil are difficult to distinguish, The Witcher follows three people whose tales are connected. Hemsworth recently appeared in the Quibi thriller Most Dangerous Game. Hemsworth is well recognized for his work in the Hunger Games film series.
Following the expiration of his brief contract with The Witcher, Cavill decided to leave. Considering that Cavill already has other film and television projects lined up, including the recent, announced The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare, in addition to his comeback as Superman, the production films abroad and has a tight production schedule.
“My trip as Geralt of Rivia has been full of both monsters and adventures, and regrettably, I will be putting down my medallion and my swords for season 4,” added Cavill. I’ll be replaced as the White Wolf by the magnificent Mr. Liam Hemsworth. I hand the mantle to Liam with an appreciation for the time spent inhabiting Geralt and excitement to see his interpretation of this most intriguing and nuanced of individuals, as with the best literary characters. Liam, the dear man, enjoy digging in and seeing what you can uncover. This man has a kind side to him.
Hemsworth stated, “As a Witcher fan, I’m ecstatic about the prospect of playing Geralt of Rivia. I’m honored that Henry Cavill is giving me the reins and enabling me to pick up the White Wolf’s swords for the next chapter of Geralt’s story since he has been a fantastic Geralt. I’ve been a longtime admirer of yours, and I was touched by the personality you imparted to this beloved character. I may have some large shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to entering The Witcher universe.