There’s been a lot of drama amongst fans concerning The Witcher and the future of the show. It is not news that Henry Cavill is leaving the show and will no longer play Geralt of Rivea. And we know that Liam Hemsworth will take over as Geralt from the beginning of Season 4, and the backlash from fans has been intense, and rightfully so.
Henry embodied the very essence of Geralt, you can’t picture a better person in Hollywood to play that role better than he has so far. But Netflix doesn’t seem to be bothered by all the noise, as the casting director of the show seems to confirm Season 5 of The Witcher in a recent interview with Deadline. It seems Netflix isn’t interested in testing the waters to see how the fans react to Liam, even though a lot have clearly voiced their dislike for him, and of him playing the role.
In an older article, I called season 3 of The Witcher the “last season” of the show because ratings and viewership might (probably will) plummet drastically with Henry leaving. Casting director Sophie Holland said she would rather not talk about the situation:
“I probably won’t comment on that one. I’d love to, but I won’t. I really look forward to seeing what Liam brings. He has a big fan base. Season four will be a nice mix of new characters and returning faces,” she told Deadline.
With that said, we now know The Witcher will have at the very least five seasons to its name. As Holland clearly states that they are about to start filming with Liam on the fourth season.
“We’re just about to start filming on season four with Liam Hemsworth and there will be a short gap then we go straight into season five,” she told Deadline.
Liam Hemsworth is going to have to pull off a miracle to win the fans of The Witcher back. All we need to do is wait and see how things progress on that front. Season three of The Witcher: Part 1 will be streaming on Netflix on June 29, with the second part releasing on July 27.