Fantasy drama television series The Witcher is all set for the release of the first part of the third season on June 29, 2023. The hit Netflix show has been much talked about and with the third season marking Henry Cavill’s final appearance as Geralt of Rivia, fans are in a rather bittersweet position. Liam Hemsworth will replace him from the fourth season.
The news came as a huge disappointment to fans who consider Cavill to be the perfect Geralt, and The Witcher cast has previously revealed how much they will miss the Superman star. Anya Chalotra, who stars as Yennefer van Vengerberg, and Joey Batey, who plays Jaskier, have shared if they’ve been in contact with Hemsworth.
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Have Anya Chalotra and Joey Batey Talked to Liam Hemsworth?
Batey, plays Jaskier the Bard, Geralt’s close friend over the years, and has revealed that he has been in contact with Hemsworth. “I’ve been in touch with him. We’ve emailed, we’ve exchanged our favorite quotes from the books and things like that. I don’t think any of us are in a position to offer advice on playing Geralt. But he’s pouring his training regimen is insane and he devours the books,” the actor told Games Radar.
Chalotra, who stars as Yennefer, Geralt’s soul mate, revealed that she’s also spoken to The Hunger Games star. “Yes, just via email, a statement of support when the news came out. Can’t wait to meet him,” she told the portal. The actress also recently told Variety that she was not part of the decision to cast Hemsworth after Cavill left The Witcher due to creative differences with the makers. She explained, “We didn’t have a chemistry test. I wasn’t part of that process [of his casting]. But I’m very excited to see what his Geralt is.”
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“And only then will we realize the dynamics we have as a group,” added Chalotra. On the other hand, Outlander and House of the Dragon actor Graham McTavish, who plays Dijkstra in The Witcher, stated: “I’m really excited to see Liam, actually. I only met his brother many years ago, before he met Thor. They’re a lovely family and I think Liam brings something really interesting to the role.” While the first part of season three will be released on Netflix on June 29, the second part of Cavill’s final season will be released on July 27.
The first part will consist of five of the total eight episodes, while the second part will contain the remaining three episodes. Based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, the series first premiered on December 20, 2019 and was a huge success. Creators of The Witcher were criticized during season two for straying too far from the books. Cavill’s differences also stem from the same as the actor wanting to stay as true to the source material as possible.
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