By Drew Bryant
October 30, 2022,

Yesterday, Netflix announced that The Witcher will be officially returning for a fourth season, but will be moving forward with a new Geralt of Rivia as Liam Hemsworth will be replacing Henry Cavill after season 3. Netflix broke the news in a press release alongside comments from Henry Cavill and Liam Hemsworth.

Below, is the press release from Netflix on Liam Hemsworth as the new Geralt of Rivia in Season 4 and beyond.

Press Release

Breaking news from the Continent.

While The Witcher Season 3 hasn’t debuted yet, it has already been renewed for a fourth season — but there’s a change coming. In Season 4, Liam Hemsworth will step in as the titular monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia, the role Henry Cavill originated in the first three seasons. The two actors shared the exciting news on social media Saturday afternoon.

“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,” said Cavill in a statement. “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.”

Hemsworth is thrilled about this new adventure. “As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia,” he said in a statement. “Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honored 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.”

This news of Cavill’s departure from the Witcher follows the exciting news that he would be reprising his role as Superman in the DC Universe. There is no information that these two decisions are related to each other.

Season 3 of Netflix’s The Witcher will be released in the summer of 2023. The first poster for the new season was released at Netflix’s TUDUM showcase, it showed a shattering Wolf medallion that belongs to Geralt’s School of the Wolf alongside a swallow – the symbol of Ciri.

What do you think about Liam Hemsworth taking up the mantle of Gerald from Henry Cavil? Let us know in the comments below.

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