Netflix confirms that the Witcher series will get a fifth and final season

Netflix has revealed that the wildly popular The Witcher series is indeed getting a fifth season, but fans should brace themselves as this will mark the final chapter in the saga. The news comes as the show’s fourth season gears up for production in Britain, with a notable change to Geralt’s lead role.

Liam Hemsworth replaces the beloved Henry Cavill and steps into the shoes of the iconic monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Hemsworth’s tenure as Geralt will extend into the show’s final season, which will be filmed alongside Season 4 before bidding farewell to viewers.

Photoshopped image of Hemsworth as Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia

Excitement is building among fans as Netflix confirms that seasons 4 and 5 will adapt the final three books in Andrzej Sapkowski’s critically acclaimed series: ‘Baptism of Fire’, ‘The Tower of the Swallow’ and ‘Lady of the Lake’.

Creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich expressed her pride to begin the penultimate season and highlighted Hemsworth’s leadership in a statement: “It is with immense pride that we begin filming our penultimate season of The Witcher with an incredible cast, including some exciting new additions, led by Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia.”

The moment when the torch was passed from Cavill to Hemsworth took place in October 2022, when Cavill said goodbye to the role that earned him enormous praise: “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures and unfortunately I will lose my medallion and put down my swords for season 4. In my place, the wonderful gentleman Liam Hemsworth will take up the mantle of the White Wolf.

As anticipation grew for the series’ epic conclusion, Hissrich hinted at the journey ahead for our beloved characters: “It wouldn’t be our show if we didn’t push our family of characters to their limits – stay tuned to to see how the story ends.”

As fans eagerly await the release of Season 4 and its ultimate conclusion in Season 5, the legacy of “The Witcher” series continues to captivate audiences around the world and promises a fitting end to an unforgettable saga.