The Witcher: Here’s why the series must continue without Henry Cavill, according to the showrunner

The creator of The Witcher Lauren Hissrich was not willing to give a premature ending to the series: “There are still too many stories to tell.”

Close The Witcher after the exit of Henry Cavill it is an option that has never been considered. The showrunner of the fantasy series said so Lauren Hissrich talking with Total Film. According to the screenwriter, the series based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski still has a lot to say and can go on very well without the actor who made the protagonist Geralt of Rivia famous on the small screen. This despite the “threats” of fans loyal to Cavill, ready to boycott the fourth season when in the role of the same character there will be Liam Hemsworth.

The Witcher can continue without Henry Cavill: The words of the showrunner

The news of Henry Cavill’s farewell came like a bolt from the blue last October and the reasons for this decision are still unclear (perhaps creative differences between the actor and the authors). Cavill is still present in the third season (coming in two parts to Netflix on June 29 and July 27), and he will be given “a heroic farewell”. “We had a chance to get Geralt out of the picture and end the series. But that’s not something we were willing to do. There are still too many stories to tell“said Lauren Hissrich.

The alternatives, said the showrunner, were few: enlist a new actor in the same role or replace Geralt with another Witcher. “If we replaced Geralt with another Witcher, we would completely depart from the books. And I think nobody wanted that,” explained the screenwriter.

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Welcome to Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth will be making his debut in Season 4.”We are all excited about Liam’s arrival. You have an important legacy to carry on but you also have a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm. It’s obviously a brand new chapter for us. And we have different feelings. But at the end of the day, we love what we’re doing. So we’ll move forward,” the showrunner said.

Cavill himself had reserved kind words for the colleague who will arrive in his place. “The fantastic Liam Hemsworth will take on the role of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I reverently pass the baton for my time playing Geralt and will be thrilled to see Liam’s version of this charming and nuanced man.” Liam my friend this character has such wonderful depth, enjoy diving into him and see what you can come up with,” Geralt wrote.

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