Liam Hemsworth to replace Henry Cavill in The Witcher Netflix series
The Witcher Netflix series, based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling book and inspired by CD Projekt Red’s video game, has announced big changes for Season 4.
Henry Cavill will continue to play as Geralt of Rivia in Season 3, but it was announced that Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, Independence Day: Resurgence) would replace him in the following season.
In a statement posted on Netflix’s website, the British actor wishes the 32-year-old Australian actor all the best as the white wolf.
“Rivia’s journey as Geralt has been filled with both monsters and adventures. Sadly, we’re leaving the medallions and swords behind for Season 4. Instead, the wonderful Mr. Liam Hemsworth will take over that mantle.” As with any great literary character, I admire the time spent embodying Geralt and my enthusiasm for Liam playing this most fascinating and nuanced man. Dear Liam, this character has such great depth to him.
Hemsworth said he is a fan of The Witcher and Cavill for many years and is excited about his new adventure. It follows the news earlier this week that they will be performing again.
On a related note, CD Projekt Red announced a remake of the original Witcher game this week. This title was first released in his 2007 and will be rebuilt from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5. The new version is being developed by Polish studio Fool’s Theory and backed by Witcher series veterans.
CDPR continues to work on the next-gen update for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, which is expected to be released by Q4 2022. Nintendo Switch by Polish company:
“DLC is not exclusive to the next-gen version, it’s available for all versions of the game (including PS4, Xbox One and Switch)”