A new era for the Witcher?

Witcher fans, you might be disappointed to hear that Geralt might look a bit different in season four of the beloved Netflix show.  

The Witcher series gained popularity with its three main video games and up to six spin off-games for now, but it was originally a book series written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski way back in the 90s.  

The fantasy series consists of eight books and follows the main character Geralt of Rivia, who is an assassin, as he is faced with the impossible task of keeping Princess Cirilla – Ciri, for short, alive. She is the key to saving the world from the Wild Hunt, after all.  

Soon after, Yennefer of Vengerberg (who is a powerful sorceress and Geralt’s lover) adopts Ciri and helps the pair save the world.  

The books were adapted into a TV show by Netflix in 2019, with its third season set to premiere later in 2023.  

However, a few days ago the official Twitter account of the show announced that Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt up until season three, will step down from the role. Liam Hemsworth will take the role from there.  

Fans took to Twitter and other social media platforms to express their disbelief and frustration.  

Even though Liam Hemsworth has shared he is a fan of the Witcher series as well, fans wonder: what made Henry Cavill leave? 

Cavill has expressed his love for both the games and books before, stating that he wanted to keep the character book-accurate as possible.  

It may be Cavill’s resurrection in the role of Superman. Or is it a dispute between him and the producers of the show?  

According to a former producer of the Witcher, Beau DeMayo, who has shared via an Instagram Q&A session, cited by Forbes that writers on the team actively disliked the plot of the books and wanted to thoroughly change it.

Whatever the reason behind Cavill’s leave is, fans are still excited to see him as Superman. However, they are not as excited to see Liam Hemsworth as Geralt.

Words: Elitsa Maymareva | Subbing: Ashreya Jimi

Featured image: The Direct

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