The popular Netflix series The Witcher is scheduled to release Season 3 this summer on June 29th. With Netflix’s history of cancelling shows, fans were concerned about whether they would terminate the Witcher but the good news is that not only is season 4 set to film, but Sophie Holland also revealed in an interview with Deadline that season 5 is under development as well. Holland has worked on many other famous projects for Netflix including Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, & Shadow and Bone, among others. She has added that the fifth season of The Witcher is set to film back-to-back with Season 4. With a few major changes!
Who will be Geralt in The Witcher: Season 5?
Henry Cavill has stepped down from the lead role and Season 3 will be the last time we see him take on the role of Geralt of Rivia, the monster slayer. In his place, Liam Hemsworth will be assuming the role from season 4 onwards. Fans considered Cavill the perfect fit for the role and are sad to see him go, sparking alot of rumors as to why he chose to step down. Liam Hemsworth’s extensive fanbase has guaranteed more interest in The Witcher as well. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich is reportedly overjoyed to have Liam on set, saying she is ‘looking forward’ to seeing him in the role. Fans are still in shock by the announcement made by Cavill to depart from the series, leading to speculation that his decision to step down was influenced by Lauren.
“We’re all excited about Liam coming in. He’s got enormous shoes to fill, but also has a lot of energy and a lot of excitement for it.”Showrunner Lauren Hissrich
Creative differences and conclusion:
Henry Cavill’s love for ‘the source material’ and a more ‘faithful adaptation’ of the actual works Andrzej Sapkowski’s is well known, causing fans to speculate that creative differences between Lauren and Henry is what caused him to step down. When asked, Hissrich chose to stay tight lipped about the situation.
In conclusion, while we are unaware of how many seasons Netflix is planning to release for The Witcher, fans can take solace in the fact that the end is not on the horizon. Netflix’s confidence in the ability of this show to bring in more viewers and captivate audiences is obvious. When asked about the reason for Netflix refusing to cancel The Witcher even after Henry quit the show, Hissrich commented that “there are just too many stories left to tell”. Mark your calendars on June 29th to see Henry for the last time in the universe of The Witcher!