Henry Cavill exits ‘The Witcher’ as Liam Hemsworth takes over lead role

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Henry Cavill is putting down his blades and moving on from “The Witcher” after three seasons as the leading man on the Netflix series.

The actor confirmed that he will be stepping away from the role on his Instagram on Friday, writing, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.”

He went on to share that actor Liam Hemsworth “will be taking up the mantle” of the heroic blonde-haired character.

“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 wrote.

On his own Instagram, “The Hunger Games” star Hemsworth wrote on Saturday that as a fan of the show, he was “over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia.”

“Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure,” he wrote.

“The Witcher,” which premiered on Netflix in 2019, is based on the fantasy book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and created for television by Lauren Schmidt. It has received favorable reviews and already spawned a second season that was released last year. Season 3 is due next summer.

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