“The Witcher” has been renewed for a fourth season by Netflix, although the hit fantasy series might be lacking one familiar face. Henry Cavill will exit the production after the imminent third season debuts, with Liam Hemsworth set to take over the lead position of Geralt of Rivia.

The streamer introduced the renewal and casting information on Saturday afternoon, with both Hemsworth and Cavill also liberating statements. Reading into the tone of both statements, the choice appears to be an amicable passing of the torch.

“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been packed with each monsters and adventures, and unluckily, I could be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4,” Cavill said in a announcement on Instagram. “In my stead, the terrific Mr. Liam Hemsworth might be taking on the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the finest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to look Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, excellent sir, this individual has any such first rate intensity to him, experience diving in and seeing what you can discover.”

“As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an remarkable Geralt, and i’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and permitting me to absorb the White Wolf’s blades for the subsequent bankruptcy of his adventure,” Hemsworth’s declaration reads. “Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and changed into inspired via what you introduced to this beloved person. I might also have a few large boots to fill, however I’m truely excited to be entering into The Witcher global.”

Cavill has starred because the monster hunter Geralt on “The Witcher” for the reason that Netflix series debuted in Dec. 2019. The show’s upcoming 0.33 season, which has set a release window of summer season 2023, will now be the actor’s closing with the collection.

“The Witcher” has emerged as fairly of a flagship franchise for Netflix through the years. A 4-part prequel series starring Michelle Yeoh, “The Witcher: Blood starting place,” is ready to choicest on Christmas Day. Recasting the lead position of the franchise’s mainline collection after Cavill’s departure in addition underlines how invested the streamer is within the belongings.

Hemsworth is fine known for his function as Gale Hawthorne in “The starvation video games” collection, starring contrary Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. More lately, he has starred with Christoph Waltz within the Roku Channel’s “most risky game” collection, which turned into renewed for a 2nd season in August 2021. He also stars in Russell Crowe’s upcoming thriller “Poker Face.”

Cavill remains a hot commodity inside the entertainment industry. The actor stars along Millie Bobby Brown in “Enola Holmes 2,” freeing on Netflix next week, and lately signed directly to reunite with director man Ritchie on “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly warfare.” additionally, Cavill has confirmed that he might be reprising his function as Superman in an upcoming Warner Bros. Film, even though no writers or administrators are currently connected to the undertaking.

Information of Cavill’s return as Superman comes nearly 5 years after 2017’s “Justice League,” which marked the actor’s most latest extended appearance as the DC Comics superhero. But, Cavill did make a cameo inside the newly released “Black Adam,” performing in a sequence that teases a battle between Superman and Dwayne Johnson’s antihero. Cavill changed into given permission to take a smash from Season three of “The Witcher” to film his “Black Adam” look. Now, he departs the collection completely.

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