LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Henry Cavill attends the World Premiere of "The Witcher: Season 2" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on December 01, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
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The Witcher Recasts Geralt For Season
4; Liam Hemsworth Taking Over From Henry Cavill
Netflix has announced on October 29 that the epic fantasy series “The Witcher” has been renewed for a fourth season, but that pales in comparison to the news that Geralt of Rivia is being recast. Henry Cavill played the silver-haired monster-slayer in the previous two seasons and the upcoming third season of "The Witcher," but "The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth will be taking over the role for "The Witcher" season 4.
Cavill himself announced the news on his Instagram page, saying, “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.” While neither Netflix nor Cavill gave a reason for the recast, it's presumably due to Cavill's Superman returning to a more prominent role in the DC movie universe.
Hemsworth also took to Instagram to celebrate his future of wigs and swords, saying that he was “over the moon” to be able to take over the role of Geralt of Rivia, as he was already a fan of the series. Netflix is building up a whole universe of "Witcher" spin-offs, so perhaps it's not surprising that the execs want to keep the flagship show going — with or without Cavill. The third season, Cavill’s final one, premieres in summer 2023.