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The Witcher officially teases Liam Hemsworth's Geralt

The Witcher officially teases Liam Hemsworth's Geralt

The Witcher actor Joey Batey has teased Hemsworth's interpretation of Geralt, and it genuinely sounds pretty promising.

At this point, it doesn’t seem that any Witcher fans can be convinced that Henry Cavill stepping down from the role of Geralt in the Netflix show is a good thing. The news has prompted hundreds of thousands of fans to sign a petition to keep Cavill and fire the writers instead, which speaks volumes.

Liam Hemsworth is set to take over as Geralt from season four onwards, so the change is still quite a while away. Speaking to GamesRadar+, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said that she’s “really excited” for it to happen.

Take a look at the trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin - a new miniseries releasing on 25 December.

“I'm so excited for viewers,” she said. “I think that it's just a new chapter for us. And I think new chapters bring new energy and that people will find things to love. So yeah, personally, I'm really excited.”

Meanwhile, Joey Batey, who plays Jaskier in the series, has mixed thoughts: “I'm obviously gonna miss Henry a huge amount. Henry and I are very, very good pals and he has been the stalwart of the show, the gravity of the show, and the driving force of the show for four years now.

“But Liam, I've already spoken to him a little bit. He is throwing himself into the deep end of this mythos and this canon with such power and grace and aplomb that I'm really excited to work with him and to see the kind of interpretation that he's going to bring together,” he continued. “I think it's exciting.”

Clearly, the team have seen Hemsworth in action, and if it’s to be believed from Batey's description, we should be able to expect some great things from his version of Geralt. Even so, some fans may never be able to get over the loss of Cavill from the main role.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: The Witcher, TV And Film, Netflix