(CTN News) – The Witcher has been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.
As Geralt of Rivia, Liam Hemsworth will replace Henry Cavill in the epic drama series.
In summer 2023, the series will return for its third season. In December 2022, The Witcher: Blood Origin will debut as a four-part prequel series.
In the first three seasons of the drama series, Cavill played the grim Geralt of Rivia, the bane of supernatural beasts.
Throughout the vast world of The Continent, humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, with right and evil equally at odds.
Known for his role in the Hunger Games franchise, Hemsworth recently starred in the Quibi drama Most Dangerous Game. In what is believed to be a rich deal, he will become Geralt of Rivia.
After three seasons, Cavill felt it was time to move on from The Witcher, which films overseas and has a demanding production schedule.
His already-announced film and TV projects include The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare and the return of Superman. Cavill’s Witcher co-stars renegotiated their contracts ahead of Season 4.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the showrunner and executive producer. Aside from Baginski and Brown, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub, Jaroslaw Sawko and Jason F. Brown serve as executive producers.
According to Cavill, “I will be laying down my medallion and swords for season 4 after my journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures.” Liam Hemsworth will replace me as the White Wolf.
With reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and eagerness to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of characters, I pass the torch.
There is such a wonderful depth to this character, enjoy diving in and seeing what you discover.”
Hemsworth added, “I am thrilled to be playing Geralt of Rivia as a The Witcher fan. I’m honored that Henry Cavill will allow me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of Geralt’s adventure.
I’ve been a fan of yours for years, and I was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character.
Despite having some big shoes to fill, I’m looking forward to stepping into The Witcher universe.”
How many seasons will the witchers have?
We’re trying to be a little flexible with it.” There are five “The Witcher” books in total, and so far each season has primarily adapted one book, so that would suggest a total of five seasons. Although, as Hissrich points out, Sapkowski has published additional material, so flexibility is key.