A month ago an announcement came from Netflix that shook the entire Witcher fandom: Henry Cavill left the Netflix series and was to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth. Now, a month later, Cavill co-stars started commenting on the situation.
Joey Batey will miss Henry Cavill and welcomes Liam Hemworth to the family
In a new interview published by Culture Crave as part of The Witcher: Blood Origin press junket, Joey Batey (Jaskier) was asked about Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher and whether the two spoke after the news. Batey revealed that they did indeed.
“I spoke to both of them, actually. I spoke to Henry last week, we text a fair bit. He’s a very good friend. I sent him a message just saying how much everyone in the show would miss him, myself more so than most because Henry and I are very good pals and we’ve spent the past four years carving out these stories.”
Batey then said he reached out to Liam Hemsworth as well, welcoming him to the show:
“I reached out to him and said ‘Welcome’. The strength in him and the bravery to come and join a show like this, like halfway through is unbelievable and I hope that everyone know the commitment that he’s already showing to these incredibly big boots he has to fill.
He continued: “He’s diving headfirst into this and taking it so seriously with his research and training and things like that. We’ll miss Henry an awful lot, but Liam’s gonna bring something new and fresh and different to it.”
Similarly, Liam big brother Chris also revealed that Liam was hitting the books and the gym hard for the role of Geralt of Rivia:
Season 3 of The Witcher is in post-production for a Summer 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin has been set a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.