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“You get exactly what you deserve”: The Witcher Reportedly Won’t Survive Past Season 5 After Henry Cavill’s Exit Due To Identity Politics, Says YouTuber Ryan Kinel

"You get exactly what you deserve”: The Witcher Reportedly Won't Survive Past Season 5 After Henry Cavill's Exit Due To Identity Politics, Says YouTuber Ryan Kinel

Once Netflix got the ball rolling on The Witcher, it was made out to be an invincible adaptation with its expansive plots and storytelling. With the best of all worlds merged into one, the live-action series soon became the favorite game-to-tv adaptation. Considering how the genre has become a near-constant popularity to grace the screens all across the world in the past 30 years [ever since 1993’s Super Mario Bros.], it’s no wonder the fandom was elated to finally have someone who knew the literature behind the games helming the franchise.

Author of The Witcher novels, Andrzej Sapkowski, was not only happy but proud, too, of Henry Cavill adapting his work, knowing full well there was none other like him who could do the series justice.

Henry Cavill – the Butcher of Blaviken
Henry Cavill as the Butcher of Blaviken

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Ryan Kinel Blasts Netflix Policies For The Witcher‘s Failure

YouTuber Ryan Kinel has entered the currently prevalent debate on The Witcher and its many shortcomings with guns blazing. As of now, his arguments are based entirely on the presumed judgment that is keeping the fans seething with rage, i.e. the writers and the show’s producers are to blame for not understanding the need to stick true to the source – a condition that was solely non-negotiable to Henry Cavill for the duration of his stay at the streamer. But at the same time, Kinel also claims:

“When you decide to hire woke activists who clearly care more about pushing their own identity politics and their own agenda instead of actually telling compelling stories, instead of honoring the source material and the characters, instead of actually entertaining the audience, you get exactly what you deserve. And in the case of Netflix, that’s what they’re feeling right now when it comes to The Witcher.”

The Witcher – Ciri
The Witcher begins the live-action lore with Princess Cirilla

Also read: “What they were doing to the lore of The Witcher was unacceptable”: Henry Cavill Couldn’t Stand Netflix Massacring The Witcher With Pointless Story Deviations, Says YouTuber Ryan Kinel

Although Kinel’s allegations are levied at Netflix’s alleged woke activism, the “agenda-pushing identity politics” hardly seem to have anything to do with The Witcher‘s downfall. Henry Cavill’s departure from the series (as far as we know) was because of the writers being openly critical of Sapkowski’s material and Beau DeMayo made that ostentatiously clear when he said they “actively disliked” the game and the novels.

Ryan Kinel Predicts The Witcher Can’t Survive Past Season 5

Although it is not much of a prediction to state something that most have already guessed, Ryan Kinel stakes a claim in the prevalent debate that Netflix’s (currently) successful high fantasy series, The Witcher, cannot survive past its fifth leg at the streamer. With Liam Hemsworth attempting a takeover of Geralt, a character whose inherent identity has now been combined with the DNA of Henry Cavill, the fan response is already at a negative and hurtling downward still.

“After Henry Cavill made the shocking announcement that despite being the perfect actor to play Geralt, despite saying that if [the writers] stay true to the source material, if they do this right, then ‘I will be here as long as [The Witcher] will have me’, well, he’s stepped away because the woke activists at Netflix just could not help themselves. They are straying so far from the source material, Henry Cavill has had enough. 

And now, it looks like things are getting even worse with the new reports out there that after the terrible reception of The Witcher: Blood Origin, after the fans turned against them and ratioed them over the departure of Henry Cavill, that they might not get more than Season 4 and 5 that they’re currently filming right now. They might cancel The Witcher altogether after that.”

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

Also read: Netflix Writers “Actively Mocked” Original Story of The Witcher as it Was Too Close to Source Material, Wanted Henry Cavill To Play Their Diluted Version of Geralt of Rivia

The Witcher has recently had another blow after Andrzej Sapkowski, who was initially excited about the prospect of the Netflix live-action series, has now expressed less than a favorable reaction to the new changes. The steps that the streamer has taken after their lead actor’s departure were more similar to going on the offense (announcing their immediate recast instead of giving the fans some time to process) rather than damage control (placating the fandom with an update about the upcoming narrative) – and the fans can’t tell which one’s worse.

The Witcher is now streaming on Netflix.

Source: Ryan Kinel

Written by Diya Majumdar

It's 2023 and Diya Majumdar's social life is defined by a 365-day binge-marathon of films and television shows. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, she now has more than 1000 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, and hardly anything fascinates her more than painting exact replicas of all their troubled works – in oil, of course.