‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Comments On Backlash To Henry Cavill Exit

Lauren S. Hissrich understands the backlash.

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Lauren S. Hissrich has broken her silence on Herny Cavill’s The Witcher exit.

This past October, Netflix announced that Henry Cavill is stepping down from his role as Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher. Cavill is being replaced by Liam Hemsworth, best known for his work in the coming-of-age romance The Last Song and the Hunger Games series.

While doing the press rounds for The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is set hundreds of years before the adventures of Geralt, Lauren S. Hissrich commented on Henry Cavill’s exit from the role. In an interview with TechRadar, Hissrich addressed the negative response to the news, saying “it’s a big deal for us, too… and that’s the thing – there’s a lot of talk and rumors about and we fully understand why fans are going there.”

Lauren S. Hissrich went on to add the following: “What I will say is please come back for The Witcher season three so that we can continue to do this. Obviously, that [Cavill’s departure] is huge news. But what I don’t want to do is – this has to stay about Blood Origin, Declan [de Barra, Blood Origin’s showrunner], the cast, and the crew. This is their time in the spotlight.”

Henry Cavill has already shot his scenes for the third season of The Witcher, which is currently scheduled to hit Netflix in Summer 2023. Liam Hemsworth is set to make his debut as Geralt in the fourth season of the series, which is expected to begin production sometime next year.

The people behind Blood Origin

Longtime The Witcher writer Declan de Barra served as showrunner and executive producer on Blood Origin. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomasz Bagiński, Jarosław Sawko and Matt O’Toole were also on board as exeuctive producers.

An official synopsis from Netflix reads as follows: “Set in an elven world 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell a tale lost to history: the creation of the first prototype Witcher, and the events that led to the pivotal Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.”

The Witcher: Blood Origin also stars Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis, Dylan Moran, Jacob Collins-Levy, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli, Francesca Mills, Amy Murray, Zach Wyatt, Aidan O’Callaghan, Karlina Grace-Paseda, Kim Adis, Sorcha Groundsell, Hebe Beardsall, Tomisin Ajani, Zachary Hart, Minnie Driver, Jordan Whitby, Mark Rowley and Daniel Boyarsky.

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Source: TechRadar

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.