‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Wants to Talk About Henry Cavill Exit

The Witcher is one of the most popular shows on Netflix, a series that helped Henry Cavill secure his place as one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities. The first season was released in 2019, with a second season dropping on the platform in December 2021. For many fans, Cavill is the face of the franchise, and the perfect embodiment of Gerald of Rivia. Therefore, when the actor recently announced that he would be stepping away from the franchise after the third season of The Witcher, many pop culture fans were devastated. While he didn’t offer much explanation, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich recently revealed that she is looking forward to giving fans more details in the coming months.

Henry Cavill announces his exit from ‘The Witcher’ franchise

Cavill took to social media in October 2022, revealing to his fans and followers that while he has loved bringing the character of Geralt to life, he will be stepping away from The Witcher after the upcoming third season. Cavill also announced that a replacement actor had already been cast: “In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men.” Cavill did not offer specifics as to why he decided to leave the show.

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