Fans of The Witcher on Netflix want the streaming giant to bring back Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and “replace the writers instead.” News of Cavill’s departure from the show after Season 3 was met with surprise and disappointment. While he did make an official statement on the matter, Cavill stopped short of explaining his reasons for moving on. Later, reports emerged that he bumped heads with the showrunners over deviating from the source material. Now, fans want the showrunners replaced.
Liam Hemsworth reportedly auditioned for Netflix The Witcher in 2018
According to Redanian Intelligence, a reliable source for all things The Witcher, Liam Hemsworth originally auditioned for the role of Geralt back in 2018 but the producers went with Cavill instead. However, Hemworth’s performance was convincing enough that when Cavill called it quits, bringing Hemsworth in was a no-brainer. But fans aren’t convinced he’s the right choice.
“Henry isn’t leaving The Witcher because of Superman, Netflix executives have once again made a grave decision against delivering for their fans,” reads a petition on Change.org. “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 showrunner.”
Someone tell this person that the games aren’t a source material.