The once-and-future Man of Steel is out as the White Wolf.
Netflix this week confirmed that its hit fantasy/horror series The Witcher would return for a fourth season–but without its lead, Henry Cavill, according to a report on Deadline.
No reason was given for Cavill’s departure, but it can be assumed the resumption of his heroic Kryptonian role–as Superman in the DC Universe–factored in there somewhere.
Liam Hemsworth–best known to genre fans for his role in The Hunger Games franchise–will take over as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in Season 4. The show’s third season will hit Netflix next summer. No debut date for Season 4 has yet been announced.
The Witcher–which also stars Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan–is the story of the intertwined destinies of three people in the vast world of The Continent–where elves, gnomes, monsters and Witchers battle to survive and thrive.
In announcing his departure from the series, Cavill said he would be “laying down his medallion and swords for Season 4. I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men.”
Hemsworth, for his part, said he is “over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been incredible, and I’m honored that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the next two seasons of The Witcher on Netflix.