When the recently renewed The Witcher returns for Season 4, the cast will look a little different.
Henry Cavill will exit the series after three seasons, with Liam Hemsworth assuming the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.
The pair took to Instagram to share the news and the casting change appears to be amicable.
“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,” Cavill posted. “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.”
The Witcher premiered on Netflix in December 2019 and became a hit franchise, leading to prequels, films and even a child-friendly spinoff. The show’s upcoming third season will debut in the summer of 2023.
“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,” Hemsworth posted. “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.”