The Witcher: Why Henry Cavill is leaving the Netflix series?


The Witcher: Why Henry Cavill is leaving the Netflix series?

THE WITCHER NETFLIX. Henry Cavill is leaving the Netflix series at the end of season 3 of The Witcher, which airs this Thursday, July 27, 2023. The actor had in the past expressed artistic differences with the production.

[Updated Jul 27, 2023 9:07 AM] It's the end of an era for The Witcher fans. Season 3 ends on Netflix with the release of the last episodes this Thursday, July 27. Henry Cavill, who played the main role of the Witcher Geralt of Rivia, also bows out and leaves the series for good in this film. For season 4, it has already been announced that he will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games).

Henry Cavill had never hidden his great knowledge of The Witcher universe, and in particular the literary saga written by Andrzej Sapkowski. If the reasons for his departure have never been explicitly indicated, rumors of disagreements on the artistic turn taken by the series, and more specifically on his character, have been mentioned to justify this departure. The actor had also explained in 2022, to the Hollywood Reporter, that he would continue to play Geralt de Riv "as long as we can continue to tell beautiful stories that honor the work of Sapkowski". This would tend to confirm the rumor of tensions with the production of the series.

The Witcher is a medieval fantasy series adapting Andrzej Sapkowski's literary saga. The first season available on Netflix installs the stakes and the different protagonists. Geralt de Riv is a Witcher, a hunter of monsters who confronts them to find his place in the world. Her fate, however, is mysteriously linked by that of the princess of Cintra, Ciri, and the magician Yennefer of Vengerberg.

Convinced that Yennefer's life was taken away at the Battle of Mount Sodden, Geralt of Riv takes Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, her childhood home in Kaer Morhen. As the Continent's kings, elves, humans, and demons struggle for supremacy outside his walls, he must protect the maiden from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses.

Season 3 of The Witcher is split into two bursts of episodes: the first is released on June 29, 2023 on Netflix. It will then be necessary to wait until July 27 to discover the conclusion of this burst of episodes. Season 3 also marks Henry Cavill's last as Geralt of Rivia, who passes the torch to Liam Hemsworth for Season 4. Season 3 also includes Robbie Amell (Gallatin), Hugh Skinner ( Prince Radovid), Meng'er Zhang (Milva) or Christelle Elwin (Mistle).

It is on the Netflix platform that the series The Witcher is broadcast exclusively in streaming. Subscribers know it, all you have to do is pay around ten euros each month to take advantage of a more than supplied catalog of series and films. Regarding The Witcher, Netflix applies the same distribution method as for its other original series, namely the posting of new episodes in their entirety from 9:01 am French time.