A Netflix fan favorite fantasy series The Witch is set to release the first part of its third season soon and it will take us back to the Continent with all its monsters, political plots, and many dangers lurking around every corner as monster slayer Geralt of Rivia seeks to protect his Child from Surprise, Ciri. Starring as a famous swordsman during the previous two seasons Henry Cavillhowever, it was announced that the upcoming season would be Cavill’s last as the titular hero Liam Hemsworth took the silver sword.
Given how much Cavill has embraced and embodied in the role, it would certainly be a challenge to have another actor play the part. While there is no official explanation for Cavill’s exit, speculation and reports suggest that the actor has decided to step down because the series has strayed too far. Andrzej Sapkowskibooks, on which it is based. Ahead of the third installment, the showrunner of the series Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, in an interview with Total Film, defended the decision to recast Geralt by stating that there is still a lot of story to be told. “We had the option to take Geralt out and end the show,” Hissrich said. “But it’s not something we wanted to do. There’s just too much story left to tell. If we were to replace Geralt with another Witcher we’d walk away from the book entirely, and I don’t think that’s what anyone wants either.” .”
Cavill as Geralt continues to effortlessly embody the monster slayer in a new promotional image for the upcoming season. When he is done with his mission of protecting Ciri, Elder Blood from the Wraiths of Mörhogg, many fans will be hoping that in the upcoming season 4, Hemsworth will seamlessly step into the role and move on and Hissrich is excited to see him in the role. “We’re all excited by Liam’s entrance. He has a huge position to fill, but also a lot of energy and a lot of excitement for it. This is definitely a new chapter for us. And there’s a lot of feeling involved. But in the end, we like what which we’re doing. So we’re going to keep going,” said the showrunner.
Cavill Was “An Important Part of the Show”
Before Cavill stepped down as Geralt, a new threat in the form of Wild Hunt was after Ciri (Freya Alan) and the Princess’ safety must be ensured by the monster slayer and lover, Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra). Although Geralt was essential to keeping Ciri alive on the show, Chalotra commented on Cavill’s impending departure, calling it an “important part of the show” and saying, “That news… yeah, hard to swallow because he’s such an important part of the show, and we all adored him. So we will miss him a lot. I wish him all the best.”
The Witch Season 3 Vol 1 debuts June 29 on Netflix. You can see the trailer below: