The Witcher Season 4 has some major casting changes, but most of the actors will be returning for the next entry in Geralt of Rivia’s story.
There’s good news for The Witcher fans as writing for Season 4 has resumed. Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach recently tweeted, “We’re back, witchers!”. Also, it looks like Geralt’s transformation is now in the works, and the next time we see the white-haired monster hunter, he will be portrayed by Liam Hemsworth, known for his role in The Hunger Games.
Additionally, there are many significant changes coming, such as rumored spin-offs and the addition of new characters. But before we jump ahead, we’ve created a detailed guide to The Witcher Season 4, covering the cast, theories, and expected release date, and providing exclusive insights to keep you informed until the White Wolf comes back.
Is Season 4 Confirmed?
Netflix officially confirmed The Witcher Season 4 through an Instagram statement in August 2022. The show’s renewal was uncertain, with speculation surrounding lead star Henry Cavill’s unwillingness to continue in the role. However, the announcement confirmed that although Cavill would be leaving after The Witcher’s third season, the show would carry on Geralt’s story as previously established without him.
The Witcher Season 4 Will Have A New Geralt
It’s been known for a while that Henry Cavill won’t be returning to the series as Geralt, even though his affection for the show is widely known. However, the departing star of The Witcher has now been replaced, and the new actor taking on the role of Geralt is Liam Hemsworth. Liam Hemsworth is most recognized for his roles as Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games franchise and Jake in Independence Day: Resurgence. However, how Netflix plans to address this recasting will significantly impact The Witcher.
Hemsworth expressed his excitement for this new adventure, stating, ‘As a Witcher fan, I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, 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. Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.’
In his statement on Instagram, Henry Cavill expressed his best wishes to his replacement, writing, “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.”
The Cast of Season 4
As mentioned above, Liam Hemsworth will become the lead monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia in Season 4, a character first played by Henry Cavill in the initial three seasons.
Many of the cast members from Season 3 are expected to make a return, such as Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, and Bart Edwards as Emhyr van Emreis. Additionally, there’s a likelihood of new additions to the cast, as the show’s extensive fan base opens up the possibility of some of the world’s most prominent actors joining the talented ensemble.
How The Witcher Season 3 Ending Set Up Season 4
The end of The Witcher Season 3 sets things up for a big war between Nilfgaard and the Northern Kingdoms in Season 4. Prior to Season 3, Nilfgaard posed a threat to the Northern Kingdoms. However, in Season 3, despite Redania being the only kingdom prepared to confront Nilfgaard, Nilfgaard launched an attack on Aretuza and destroyed the Brotherhood of Sorcerers. Then, Nilfgaard ravaged villages on its way to the North, sparking a continent-wide war involving various factions. This sets the scene for an undoubtedly epic battle for The Continent in The Witcher Season 4.
In Season 3 of The Witcher, another significant setup for Season 4 is Vilgefortz, who was revealed to be the antagonist and the one behind hunting Ciri since Season 2. Vilgefortz even aided the Emperor in destroying all of Aretuza. Although Vilgefortz’s motives are not entirely clear, it was emphasized that he requires Ciri to alter the Continent by accessing the Monoliths. In any case, Vilgefortz is set to be the main villain in The Witcher Season 4.
What Will Season 4 Of The Witcher Story Be About?
Geralt’s relationship with Yennefer will play a significant role in The Witcher Season 4 story, and changes made to Ciri’s storyline in Season 3 hint at an interesting journey for her character as well. With plenty of source material available, the writers have the flexibility to take the story in various directions. The only confirmed aspect of The Witcher Season 4 story is its involvement with “multiple worlds,” but how the season plans to use the multiverse remains unknown. When it comes to Yennefer, The Witcher Season 4 is likely to deviate from the books, making it challenging to predict exactly what will happen to her.
One thing certain is that Vilgefortz will be on the hunt for Yennefer while trying to keep a low profile himself. The sinister wizard aims to gain access to the Monoliths, and this may come to fruition in The Witcher Season 4, unveiling Vilgefortz’s ultimate plan. While Geralt’s main goal in Season 4 is to rescue Ciri, dealing with the wizard is also on Geralt’s agenda, possibly leading to a showdown between them. Although specific details about The Witcher Season 4 story are yet to be revealed, considering the setup in Season 3, Season 4 could be an epic, multiversal, eight-episode battlefield.
The Witcher season 4 release date
Unfortunately, there isn’t an official release date for Season 4 yet. This is expected considering its current production status, but that hasn’t stopped many fans from speculating about a release date. Based on the available information, there’s a possibility that the fourth season might premiere in 2024, but there’s also a chance that we might need to wait until 2025.
Is Season 4 The End Of The Witcher?
Fortunately for fans of the show, there is a wealth of lore in the source material for the writers to explore. It seemed inevitable when, in May 2023, the show was officially renewed for Season 5. While Season 4 is still on the horizon, and with Season 5 now confirmed, fans can be reassured that their favorite show will continue to be part of the entertainment landscape for a considerable time.