Henry Cavill’s career was blown as quickly as it grew in late 2022. Apart from initially being DCU’s Man of Steel, Cavill walked out on The Witcher after Season 3.
While his reasons remain unknown, many have claimed that his previous interviews regarding the Netflix show pointed at having ‘creative differences’ with the showrunner in depicting the story directly from the source material.
Now, as The Witcher Season 3 marks the last time we’ll see Cavill as the titular character Geralt of Rivia, show star Anya Chalotra, who plays Yennefer in the series, weighs in on why losing Cavill was a ‘hard news to take.’
“All we knew were the feelings that we have when any season comes to an end. It’s full of pride and love and accomplishment for what we’ve done,” Chalotra said in a recent interview on Entertainment Weekly.
Chalotra added: “So we stayed in that moment rather than anything else. The news has… yeah, it’s hard to take because [Henry] is a crucial part of the show and we all adore him. So we’re gonna miss him a lot. I wish him all the best.”
Cavill has been quite the advocate when it comes to adapting video games into live-action series and The Witcher is no exception.
It’s quite unfortunate that the moment he left, showrunner Lauren Hissrich revealed they had filmed a more faithful adaptation for The Witcher Season 3, the very season where Cavill leaves.
“What is so interesting is that Season 3, to me, is the closest thing that we’ve done as a one-to-one adaptation of the books,” Hissrich previously promised, “Obviously, we can’t do every page, [but] there’s so much to do that we were able to stick really, really closely with the books.”
Once The Witcher Season 3 ends, Geralt of Rivia will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth as he joins The Witcher Season 4 to hail the titular role.
The release date for The Witcher Season 3 is divided into two dates: Volume 1 premieres on June 29 while Volume 2 begins streaming on July 27, both of which will be available on Netflix.