Liam Hemsworth to replace Henry Cavill in Witcher’s Netflix series

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The Witcher Netflix series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling books and taking some inspiration from CD Projekt Red’s video games has announced a major change for Season 4.

While Season 3 will normally star Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, it has been announced that Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, Independence Day: Resurgence) will replace him next season.

In a statement on Netflix’s website, the British actor wished the 32-year-old Australian actor the best as White Wolf:

“My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and sadly, I will be laying down my medal and swords for Season 4. In my place, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will take up the mantle of White Wolf. As with the greatest literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time we spent fleshing out Geralt and excitement to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced man. Liam, good lord, this character has such wonderful depth, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

Hemsworth mentioned how he is a fan of The Witcher and has been a fan of Cavill for many years and is excited for his new adventure. This announcement follows the news earlier this week that Henry Cavill would be reprising his role as Superman in the DC Universe.

On a related note, CD Projekt Red announced a remake of the original Witcher game this week. This title was originally released in 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 – with Witcher series veteran staff helping out.

CDPR is still working on the next-gen update for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt as well, and plans to release it by Q4 2022. It will also come with some new DLC inspired by the Netflix show, which has previously confirmed for Nintendo Switch by CDPR:

“The DLCs are not exclusive to the next-gen version, they will be available for every version of the game (including PS4, Xbox One and Switch)”

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