Henry Cavill helped shape The Witcher into the show it is today, but he’s ready to say goodbye. The beloved fantasy epic series is coming back for Season 4 without Cavill, and Liam Hemsworth is set to replace him in the role of Geralt of Rivia.
In an official statement announcing his departure, Cavill said that his journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and he wished Hemsworth the best of luck exploring the depth of this character.
“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,” said Cavill.
Hemsworth described the fellow actors as “an incredible Geralt”, adding that he’s honored that he’s allowing him to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure. He’s best known as the star of the Hunger Games franchise, and his recent credits include Isn’t It Romantic and Poker Face.
The news of Cavill’s departure comes shortly after he made a cameo as Superman in Black Adam, and announced his return to the DCU. We’ll get to watch him as Geralt of Rivia when Season 3 of The Witcher returns to Netflix next year.