The Witcher Season 3: Henry Cavill Will Quit The Show After Season 3?

Netflix fantasy show, The Witcher Season 3 is coming to viewers' screens in the summer of 2023 and that will be the last time we’ve seen Henry Cavill playing Geralt of Riva before Liam Hemsworth will replace him for the upcoming season. The series will pick up where the season 2 finale left off and take fans even deeper into Sapkowski's magical world of elves, monsters, and mages. Here's everything you need to know about The Witcher Season 3, including the release date, storyline, and cast.
And if you are a fan of Henry Cavill, don't be sad when he exits the show. We still have many opportunities to see him in a live-action Warhammer project.

#1. The Witcher Season 3 Storyline

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The Witcher Season 3 will be mainly based on Sapkowski's second book, The Time of Contempt, one of the most action-packed books of the novels. Starting off where season 2 left off, Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri are all back together again after killing the demon Voleith Meir. However, the majority of the Continent is now in pursuit of Ciri.
In April 2022, the movie released the official storyline of the upcoming season on Twitter: "As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri's magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to discover more about the girl's untapped powers; instead, they discover they've landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line — or risk losing each other forever."

#2. Henry Cavill will leave after season 3?

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In October 2022, Netflix announced that Cavill would be exiting from The Witcher after season 3 and that Hemsworth will be replacing him in the fourth season. Although Cavill has not publicly shared why he is stepping down from the show yet, he did wish his successor luck and had nothing but good things to say about the character and his time on the show.
Cavill once shared on his Instagram post, "I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4. 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. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find."

#3. The Witcher Season 3 Cast

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Along with Cavill, many of the show's cast members will be back to their roles during season 3. Chalotra will return as the powerful sorceress Yennefer, and Freya Allan starred as Princess Cirilla. Other actors, including Anna Shaffer, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, and Kim Bodnia, will also make appearances.
On April 14, 2022, the producers announced four new cast members and characters will be added in the show. Robbie Ammel will be playing Gallatin, the leader of a guerrilla Scoia'tael army; Shang-Chi's Meng'er Zhang is Milva, a human adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest; Hugh Skinner is set to play Prince Radovid, a royal playboy; and Christelle Elwin is Mistle, a member of a group of misfit teenagers who steal from the rich.

#4. The Witcher Season 3 Release Date

the witcher season 3 release dateSource: Game Informer

Netflix has not yet confirmed the release date of season 3. However, the giant streaming did reveal that the show will be coming during the summer of 2023. In the meantime, fans can watch the show's prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin this Christmas season.

#5. Hemsworth replaced Henry in Season 4?

henry cavill quit the witcherSource: Backstage

Netflix announced that The Witcher had been renewed for the fourth season in October 2022, along with the news that Hemsworth would take over the role of Geralt. The Hunger Games actor expressed his excitement about his new role on Instagram, and his gratitude for Cavill as he has been a die-hard fan of Henry and The Witcher world for years. He’d be honored to take up the White Wolf’s blades and try his best for the next chapter of his life.
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