‘The Witcher’ Season 4 First Look: Liam Hemsworth Officially Takes Over Geralt of Rivia From Henry Cavill in New Footage

Attention, “The Witcher” fans: A new Geralt of Rivia has officially arrived, courtesy of Netflix’s first look at Season 4 of its popular fantasy series. The image unveils Liam Hemsworth as Geralt for the first time. Henry Cavill played the character during the first three seasons of “The Witcher,” and “The Hunger Games” veteran is now taking over the part for the final two seasons.

Netflix shocked “The Witcher” fans in October 2022 when it announced Cavill would be departing the show after the third season, which aired in summer 2023 in two parts. Cavill’s exit coincided with news that he would be returning to the DC Universe on the big screen as Superman, although the announcement was premature as plans for his Man of Steel return for eventually nixed.

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“The Witcher” is getting two more seasons at Netflix and will end after its fifth installment. Seasons four and five will cover Andrzej Sapkowski’s three remaining “Witcher” novels: “Baptism of Fire,” “The Tower of the Swallow” and “Lady of the Lake.” Hemsworth is starring in the series opposite Anya Chalotra  as the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Geralt’s ward Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier the bard, Cassie Clare as the witch Philippa Eilhart and Mahesh Jadu as the mage Vilgefortz of Roggeveen.

When Cavill surprised fans and announced he’d be leaving “The Witcher,” he wrote in a statement, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4. In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf.”

“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,” Cavill added. “Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him — enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

Netflix has not yet announced a release date for “The Witcher” Season 4.

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