Henry Cavill Is Leaving The Witcher | Netflix Mega Hit Show To Replace The Main Lead!!


The main lead of Netflix hit series Henry Cavill is leaving The Witcher! He has confirmed to leave the show following season 3, last Saturday.

Based on the book series of the same name, The Witcher, is one of the most watched shows on Netflix. Released in the year 2019 by Lauren Schmidt, this fantasy drama gained instant popularity. The book was written by a polish writer Andrzej Spkowski.

After playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, the main protagonist of this series, for four long years, Cavill has finally decided to step down from the show, leaving his fans in total shock.

But why is Cavill leaving The Witcher after playing the famous ‘white wolf’ for four years? And who will replace him? Check it out here!

Why Henry Cavill Is Leaving The Witcher?

Last week Netflix broke the news about Henry Cavill leaving the show. And his role will be played by Liam Hemsworth. (Hunger Games) The news came in as a surprise. Though this is not the first time that a major character in any movie or series is being changed. But for the fans of The Witcher, it seemed a little hard to believe, knowing how hard Cavill worked to portray the character of ‘Geralt of Rivia’.

The casting news of Cavill to play Geralt of Rivia came on 18th September, 2018, selected from more than 200 actors. Being very passionate about his role, Cavil actively participated for its campaign. His amazing performance as the Geralt of Rivia won millions of hearts. No wonder this character is one of the most loved characters of Netflix’s’ shows.

But what caused him to step down from this character!

For now, there’s no clear reason as to why he has decided to leave the show. According to some sources, his return to the role of Superman for DC movies could be one of the reasons. It will be difficult for him to manage time for both the movies. But for some of his fans this reason doesn’t seem convincing.

Some people believe there is some issues between the team and him. With the rumors speculating that Cavill’s management and Warner Bros don’t want Cavill to feature in any TV series anymore. Due to him getting better opportunities on the big screen.

Well! These are all speculations; and the real reason can only be confirmed by Cavil himself.

More About ‘The Witcher’ And Its Major Characters

The Witcher is an action-fantasy series about a mutated monster hunter, the Geralt of Rivia who struggles to find a safer place for Ciri, a princess of Cintra. His destiny is destined with her, even before she was born. It was due to his unknowing demand of Ciri as a reward for invoking the ‘law of surprize’. In his adventures he is accompanied by the sorceress, Yennefer of Vengerberg played by Anya Chalotra.

The first season of The Witcher was released on 20th December, 2019 with eight episodes, followed by the second season on 17th December, 2021 with eight episodes as well.

In September,2021, Netflix renewed the series for the third season which is expected to be released mid-2023. And now Netflix has announced the fourth season of this mega hit series with the new face, Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia.

Major Characters Of ‘The Witcher’

xHenry Cavill Is Leaving The Witcher | Netflix Mega Hit Show To Replace The Main Lead!!

Besides Cavill and Anya Chalotra, other important cast members include.

  • Freya Allen (Ciri)
  • Joey Batey (Jasper)
  • MyAnna Burning (Tissaia)
  • Eamon Farren (Cahir Mawr)
  • Anna Shaffer (Triss Merigold)
  • Mimmi M. Khayisa (Fringilla Vigo) etc.

Final Words

Though Cavill is not coming back for the fourth season of the Witcher, he’s certainly there in the third season, so let’s wait for the release of season 3 and enjoy his next adventure.

And do not forget that Hemsworth is an amazing actor as well. He has already proved that in the Hunger Games. So, let’s wait for him to showcase his aura as our favorite character, Geralt.

Vansh Sharma
Vansh Sharma
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