The Witcher will return for a fourth season, but it’ll have a new leading man taking the spotlight.
That’s right, Henry Cavill has announced today that he’ll be departing for Season 4, with Liam Hemsworth stepping into the role of Geralt of Rivia. And here’s what the actor had to share about the shocking news:
“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. 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.”
For his part, Hemsworth 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.”
Presumably, this departure has to do with Cavill’s return to the world of DC, but whatever the case may be, it’s certainly upsetting to see him leave The Witcher and Hemsworth definitely has very, very big shoes to fill.