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The Witcher fans start petition to keep Henry Cavill and fire the writers instead

The Witcher fans start petition to keep Henry Cavill and fire the writers instead

Fans believe Cavill has departed the show after losing faith in The Witcher's writing team.

It’s been quite the week for fans of The Witcher. It’s nigh impossible to avoid the news that Henry Cavill is departing from the Netflix series following the conclusion of the upcoming third season. Actor Liam Hemsworth, of The Hunger Games fame, will be replacing Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and unsurprisingly, fans are devastated.

Announcing the news, Cavill kept it upbeat calling Geralt the “most fascinating and nuanced of men”. Fans are convinced though that Cavill was dissatisfied with the direction in which the show was heading after it made several departures from the book series. In fact, fans have started a petition asking Netflix to fire the show’s writers in a bid to try and lure Cavill back to the role.

Take a look at this incredible The Witcher pyrography art below.

The petition reads, “Netflix, you MUST keep Henry Cavill as The Witcher and replace the writers instead”. Created by user Stef Ma, the petition has already garnered over 2,900 signatures in just two days. Many of those signatures have landed in the last couple of hours as the petition has gained traction online so I fully expect these numbers to increase very soon.

Creator Stef Ma wrote, “Henry [Cavill] isn’t leaving The Witcher because of Superman. Netflix executives have once again made a grave decision against delivering for their fans. The reason why The Witcher is such a popular show is the fans’ love of the source material of books and games that are hated by and have actively been mocked by the writers and showrunners. Henry Cavill is one of those big fans. He knows all of it inside out and wanted to stay true to Sapkowski’s world, which is why Netflix wants to replace him.”

They continued, “Let us show them in pure numbers that none of us Witcher fans will stand with them and will abandon the show (and potentially our subscriptions) after The Witcher season three is concluded. We already had to suffer through the disaster that was the end of Game of Thrones. Netflix, don’t repeat the exact same mistake of holding onto writers and showrunners that believe themselves to be superior to the actual creator of the stories that made them successful.” I guess you shouldn’t underestimate the power of fans.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: The Witcher, Netflix, TV And Film