Following the exit of leading man Henry Cavill, it has been announced that Netflix’s The Witcher will conclude after its fifth season.
In October 2022, the unexpected announcement of Cavill’s departure from the Netflix fantasy series sent shockwaves through the show’s keen fanbase. The departure marked the end of Cavill’s run as Geralt of Rivia.
With the revelation that Liam Hemsworth would step into Cavill’s shoes as the monster hunter for the show’s fourth season, fans expressed outrage on social media, with many threatening to boycott the show.
Following this backlash, rumours circulated regarding the show’s future beyond season five. Now, an anonymous source has disclosed to Redanian Intelligence that a future for The Witcher seems doubtful.
“There’s no official confirmation for this yet, but we’ve been hearing recently that yes, Season 5 is very likely the final season of The Witcher on Netflix,” the inside source claimed.
Earlier this year, casting director Sophie Holland revealed that seasons four and five would be shot back to back.
“We’re just about to start filming on season four with Liam Hemsworth and there will be a short gap, then we go straight into season five,” she told Deadline.
It was understood that Cavill initially stood down from his role in The Witcher to free himself up for a Superman return. However, shortly thereafter, Cavill revealed he wouldn’t be accepted back to the superhero franchise.
“I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,” he wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that.”