Although season 3 of The Witcher hasn’t premiered yet, Netflix just announced a major change coming to season 4: Liam Hemsworth is replacing Henry Cavill as the titular Geralt of Rivia. Both actors posted about the change on Instagram, with Liam Hemsworth saying he’s “over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia.” Netflix nor Cavill provided a reason for the casting change.
“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,” Cavill said on Instagram. “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.”
Hemsworth has played in flicks like Hunger Games, The Last Song, and Independence Day: Resurgence. Last week, Cavill, who starred in the 2013 film Man of Steel, reassured fans that he’s still going to play Superman whenever the film gets its rumored sequel. Cavill also recently made a cameo as Superman in Black Adam starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The Witcher first premiered on Netflix in 2019, serving as an adaptation of the book series and video game franchise of the same name. We’re not expecting season 3 until the summer of next year, but The Witcher: Blood Origin spinoff hits Netflix on December 25th. There’s no word on when we might expect season 4 starring Hemsworth.