After Humiliating Henry Cavill, Netflix Planning To Milk Cavill’s The Witcher Season 3 By Dividing it into 2 Parts

After Humiliating Henry Cavill, Netflix Planning To Milk Cavill's The Witcher Season 3 By Dividing it into 2 Parts

Henry Cavill’s run as Geralt in the critically acclaimed The Witcher has been met with overwhelming praise, furthermore earning its spot amongst the best Netflix originals catalog. The avidity of the makers behind the project and Cavill’s love for the books and games sure paved a way for more nuance and worthy adaptation of the source consequently cementing his name among the fans.

Considering his unfortunate excursion before the release of the next season, marking it his last take on the role has plunged the fans into a tantrum of despair while Netflix seems to pave the way to extend the agonal gasp a little longer.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.

Netflix on potential split seasons for The Witcher 3

The split of the season amid the middle of a show isn’t something we haven’t perceived before, with the releases of shows like Bojack horseman season 6 and stranger things season 4 into two parts. Following the above course, the inclination of The Witcher, one of Netflix’s front runners into split seasons isn’t out of the surface. With covid hitting production and the VFX process, it seems plausible they are prone towards a 2 part release so the artists get the abundant time under their belt to flesh out the best final product. The creator of the show Lauren Schmidt Hissrich spread some light on the issue by marking a probable 8 more months into post-production before the release, while also alluring the possibility of 2 part season by stating,

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We haven’t discussed that [splitting the season] yet, but at this point, I think what we see happening across all sorts of streamers, I wouldn’t rule it out. I do think that we don’t put anything out that we’re not incredibly proud of. So that dictates our entire launch date. And I think it’ll be interesting. Again, we have a way still a very long time, eight-ish months or so until Witcher Season 3 comes out. So God willing, we get it all out at the same time. But who knows, we’ll see what happens.

Also read: After Netflix Humiliates Henry Cavill, The Witcher Spinoff ‘Blood Origin’ Blasted With Negative Reviews, Called a ‘Slapdash Downloadable Expansion Pack’

Henry Cavill's removal from the DCU turned out to be a controversial one.
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Netflix to extend Henry Cavill’s farewell as Geralt by possible two-part release

To state that the departure of Henry Cavill from the show has left fans disappointed would be an understatement considering the heavy impact Cavill has laid through his appearance in the 2 seasons of the show. Considering his love and passion for the project, it’s understandable why he wouldn’t wanna continue with the role as the writers of the show didn’t respect the source material, and being an avid appreciator of the books, it did impact the actor’s notion of not returning, and with his outing from DC as Superman, fans are enraged with Netflix’s decision to recast Geralt, which implies with the bombing of the recent spinoff The Witcher: Blood Origin and a possible lead to a decline in viewership in the future seasons without Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill left The Witcher and the DCU.
Henry Cavill left The Witcher and the DCU.

Also read: “I do have a lot to say”: The Witcher Showrunner Opens Up About Henry Cavill Leaving Series, Hints Massive Behind the Scenes Drama

Amidst the various reasons hovering for the possibility of split seasons, Henry’s excursion might play an impact in the decision, with the most probable being Netflix to stretch the swansong of Henry a little longer, so the heats die down before the introduction of Liam Hemsworth as the new Geralt of Rivia.

No official release date for The Witcher season 3 has been revealed.

Source: Collider







Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 800 articles.