Netflix and the team behind the hit series The Witcher took to Twitter today to drop some exciting news and very unexpected news. First things first, the series will be returning for a fourth season. They are currently finishing up filming on the third season, which will hit the streaming service in the summer of 2023. So, our best guess is that we won’t be seeing the fourth season until late 2024 or early 2025.

Now, the extremely unexpected news is that Henry Cavill won’t be returning as Geralt for the fourth season. How does The Witcher continue without Geralt? It is possible to shift the story to focus on Ciri (Freya Allan) or Yennefer (Anya Chalotra). However, that isn’t the case. Netflix has decided to recast Liam Hemsworth in the role.

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Cavill took to Instagram to share the news and said,

“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.”

We have had some time to process the news but are still unsure exactly how we feel about it. Hemsworth is a good actor and has shared his love for The Witcher, but can he fill Cavill’s shoes? Cavill didn’t just make a great White Wolf. For many, he is the White Wolf. We are always open to giving everyone a chance, and Hemsworth may shock us with his portrayal.

Regardless, we are excited for the series to return to Netflix next summer. The third season of The Witcher will see Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri heading straight into the mayhem taking place at Aretuza as the news of Ciri’s power spreads across the Continent. It will be interesting to see how they tie up Cavill’s time as Geralt and introduce Hemsworth.

What are your thoughts on the Geralt recasting? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!

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