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“We’re able to stick really, really closely to the books”: After Henry Cavill’s Protest and Eventual Exit, the Witcher Boss Confirms Season 3 Won’t Deviate From Source

“We’re able to stick really, really closely to the books”: After Henry Cavill’s Protest and Eventual Exit, the Witcher Boss Confirms Season 3 Won’t Deviate From Source

Henry Cavill certainly saw a lot of chaos this year as the actor exited 2 major franchises. The shocked reaction from the audience was justified when The Witcher actor confirmed his departure from the series.

While giving partly the blame to showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich, Cavill mentioned that the series did not stay true to the original lore of the Andrezj Sapkowski books. In a surprising turn of events, the showrunner stated the exact opposite of Henry Cavill’s statements!

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

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Henry Cavill was immediately well-loved when he portrayed the role of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher. Following 2 severely successful seasons of monster-slaying, the Man of Steel actor recently addressed that he will be departing from the series.

Lauren Hissrich is the showrunner of The Witcher series.
Lauren Hissrich is the showrunner of The Witcher series.

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Although the news was shocking to hear, Henry Cavill was also in talks to majorly involve himself in the newly forged DCU by head James Gunn and Peter Safran. The reason for Henry Cavill’s departure from the Netflix series turned out to be none other than the showrunner of The Witcher series Lauren S. Hissrich.

When asked about Henry Cavill’s unfortunate departure from the series, Hissrich explained that the third season would be as close to the original books as possible.

“Obviously, we can’t do every page, but Time of Contempt gave us so many big action events, plot points, defining character moments, huge reveals of a big bad. There’s so much to do that we were able to stick really, really closely with the books.”

She further continued about the new Geralt of Rivia that will helm the 4th season of The Witcher. Liam Hemsworth will take on the role of the silver sword-carrying mutant and will have destinies intertwined between Ciri, Yennefer, and Geralt.

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Freya Allan and Henry Cavill in The Witcher.
Freya Allan and Henry Cavill in The Witcher.

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In the interview with Entertainment Weekly where the talks of Henry Cavill and The Witcher were ongoing, the talk of Liam Hemsworth came into discussion. Lauren Hissrich had stated multiple times that they wanted to honor and pay their respects to Henry Cavill and added that she is excited for what’s to come. The showrunner also gave a sneak peek at what’s to come in the upcoming seasons.

“Geralt’s big turn is about giving up neutrality and doing anything that he has to do to get to Ciri. And to me, it’s the most heroic sendoff that we could have, even though it wasn’t written to be that. Geralt has a new mission in mind when we come back to him in season 4. He’s a slightly different Geralt than we expected. Now, by the way, that’s an understatement.”

With the current The Witcher: Blood Origin on the horizon, Lauren Hissrich plans to expand the Witcherverse way beyond the books and also bring her original ideas to the fold. Rumors are currently spreading that The Witcher season 3 will premiere in the Summer of 2023 but nothing remains certain as of now.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.