‘The Witcher’ Season 4 Set Photos Show Liam Hemsworth Replacing Henry Cavill As Geralt

Our first look at Liam Hemsworth's Geralt is here!

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New set photos have surfaced from the production of The Witcher Season 4, featuring Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia, a role previously held by Henry Cavill.

Captured by Splash News (via Metro UK), The Witcher Season 4 set photos showcase Hemsworth fully dressed in the Witcher’s signature black outfit, complete with his shirt, trousers, boots, pendant, and wig. This marks Hemsworth’s debut in the iconic role that originated from Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels, as The Witcher transitions to its new lead actor for its final seasons.

The leaked photos appear to depict a key scene previously seen in The Witcher Season 3, where Geralt confronts the malevolent sorcerer Vilgefortz (played by Mahesh Jadu) on a beach. The intense duel had left Geralt severely wounded, and the set snaps suggest that Hemsworth’s Geralt is reenacting the scene for The Witcher Season 4.

Production on The Witcher Season 4 is currently underway, with plans to shoot it back-to-back with the fifth and final season. Liam Hemsworth, who is best known for his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games series, has been preparing intensively for his new role as Geralt. Hemsworth recently shared a glimpse of his physical preparation on social media, teasing his debut as Geralt of Rivia.

The recasting from Cavill to Hemsworth comes after Cavill’s unexpected departure from the series. Despite previously expressing his commitment to a seven-year plan for The Witcher envisioned by showrunner Lauren Hissrich, Cavill left the show for reasons that have not been publicly disclosed.

How The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich feels about the end of the series

“It is with huge pride that we begin shooting our penultimate season of The Witcher with a stellar cast, including some exciting new additions, led by Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia,” creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told Netflix. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring Andrzej Sapkowski’s books to an epic and satisfying conclusion. It wouldn’t be our show if we didn’t push our family of characters to their absolute limit — stay tuned to see how the story ends.”

The first two seasons of The Witcher are currently available to stream on Netflix. Based on the series of books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and developed for television by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, The Witcher also stars Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey.

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