Now that Henry Cavill is officially leaving Netflix’s Witcher series, the showrunners are hyping up his final and third season.
Main showrunner Lauren Hissrich said Henry Cavill’s final season will give him a “heroic standoff,” as he’ll get replaced by Liam Hemsworth in subsequent seasons.
“Henry has given so much to the show and so we want to honor that appropriately,” Hissrich said to via Entertainment Weekly. While the third season wasn’t written to send Henry Cavill off properly, its based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s fourth novel – Time of Contempt – and will reflect the change.
“What is so interesting is that season three, to me, is the closest thing that we’ve done as a one-to-one adaptation of the books,” Hissrich said. “Obviously, we can’t do every page, but Time of Contempt gave us so many big action events, plot points, defining character moments, huge reveals of a big bad. There’s so much to do that we were able to stick really, really closely with the books.
“Geralt’s big turn is about giving up neutrality and doing anything that he has to do to get to Ciri. And to me, it’s the most heroic sendoff that we could have, even though it wasn’t written to be that. Geralt has a new mission in mind when we come back to him in season 4. He’s a slightly different Geralt than we expected. Now, by the way, that’s an understatement.”
Just after news of his departure, Cavill was set to reprise his role as Superman – only that quickly fell apart and he’s now set to run his own damn Warhammer series. Bless that lad.
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