The Witcher Cast Talks Liam Hemsworth's Geralt Casting: 'It's Going to Be Bizarre'

The cast of Netflix's The Witcher is preparing for the arrival of Liam Hemsworth as Geralt, and although they are excited, they acknowledge that it will be a unique experience.

According to ComicBook, Joey Batey (Jaskier), Freya Allen (Ciri), and Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) were asked about their thoughts on Henry Cavill's departure and whether it was affecting their preparations for Season 4. Chalotra expressed her excitement for Hemsworth joining the cast as Geralt, but she also admitted that it would feel strange and that they would all feel the absence of Cavill. She emphasized that Cavill had been a significant part of the series, but his departure had not dampened her enthusiasm for the show's future.

Batey added to the discussion by acknowledging Cavill's impact on the series. While he is excited to see Hemsworth's interpretation of Geralt, he will miss Cavill's presence behind the scenes. Batey described Cavill as a supportive and humorous professional who brought laughter and positivity even on challenging days, and he believes that Cavill's influence is deeply ingrained in the essence of the show.

A Tale of Two Geralts

In a surprising move in late 2022, Netflix announced that Henry Cavill's portrayal of Geralt in The Witcher Season 3 would mark his final appearance as the iconic character. Liam Hemsworth was revealed as the actor set to take on the role for future seasons, leaving many fans disappointed as Cavill had received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of the rugged monster slayer. Producer Steve Gaub addressed the change and assured fans that they needn't be skeptical, as the transition to a new actor would be executed flawlessly, staying true to the source material of Andrzej Sapkowski's novels. Gaub emphasized that the upcoming portrayal would remain faithful to the lore, offering a fresh face and an exciting new take on Geralt.

Netflix has officially announced that The Witcher will continue with Season 5, featuring Liam Hemsworth as Geralt. However, there is speculation among fans as Seasons 4 and 5 are being filmed consecutively, leading to concerns that the story may be approaching its conclusion. Netflix has not yet addressed these claims as of the current writing.

Vol. 1 of The Witcher Season 3 is now available for streaming on Netflix.

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