Written by: Alessandra Motisi – Publication date:
The third season of The Witcher is currently available on Netflix with the first part, and the reviews have not been long in coming. According to critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the new chapter has achieved a rather good appreciation, with an 87% rating. However, the opinion of the public is decidedly lowersettling at 33%.
One of the main reasons many fans have soured, giving very low ratings, is the decision to Henry Cavill to leave the role of the protagonist – which starting from the fourth season will be played by Liam Hemsworth.
It is indisputable that Cavill, after three seasons, has established itself as one of the most popular elements of the TV series. Not only is he a talented actor, but he’s also an avid fan of the Witcher universe; her passion and knowledge of the saga clearly shines through his interpretations. On the other hand, many fans have complained that the writers and producers of the show have not demonstrated the same familiarity with the source material, accusing them of taking too many creative liberties. Indeed, the show has often deviated from the original storyline, especially in the third season.
It seems that Netflix’s marketing team has grasped the importance of Cavill in the role of Geralt, as evidenced by a new promotional campaign for the third season – which seems to have the aim of reminding audiences that Cavillat least for the moment, has not yet left the series.
It is true that this way of promoting the third season, focusing on “Yes, Cavill is still Geralt”may work for now, but it might even create a slightly awkward atmosphere for the fourth and, above all, for Liam Hemsworth.
This aspect has not escaped some fans who, responding to the promotional tweet, expressed their disappointment. One viewer indeed observed that the ad is “extremely disrespectful”and suggested that Hemsworth should resign. Another claimed that it shows “zero respect” for the new Geralt.
Fonte: Comic Book