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“The Witcher” Concludes with Season 5

"The Witcher" Concludes with Season 5

Netflix has officially renewed the fantasy series “The Witcher” for its fifth season, as reported by Variety. This upcoming season will serve as the conclusion to the series. The streaming service announced on Thursday morning that season 4 is currently in production, although no release date has been disclosed yet. Notably, the final season will be filmed back-to-back with season 4.

In October 2022, British actor Henry Cavill disclosed that he would be stepping down from his role as the lead character, Geralt of Rivia, after portraying him for the first three seasons. Australian actor Liam Hemsworth was subsequently announced to take over the iconic role.

Cavill expressed his gratitude and reflected on his journey as Geralt, stating, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.” He passed the torch to Hemsworth with admiration for the character’s complexity and excitement to see his interpretation.

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In response, Hemsworth expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity to portray Geralt, acknowledging Cavill’s stellar performance and expressing his eagerness to step into the character’s shoes for the next chapter of his journey.

According to Variety, Cavill’s final season aired in summer 2023 in two parts. In anticipation of the upcoming season, Netflix released a short video of the season 4 table read on X, featuring Hemsworth and other cast members such as Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, Cassie Clare, and Mahesh Jadu.

“The Witcher” is based on the fantasy book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, consisting of six novels and two story collections. The final two seasons of the Netflix adaptation will cover Sapkowski’s remaining novels, including “Baptism of Fire,” “The Tower of the Swallow,” and “Lady of the Lake.”