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THE WITCHER has been renewed for a fifth and final season; Will adapt the last THREE books

Netflix has confirmed that production on The Witcher season 4 has begun in the UK, but with good news comes bad news. It has also been announced that although the fantasy series will return for a fifth season, this batch of episodes will be the show’s last.

Season 4 and Season 5 will be recorded back-to-back and according to the streamer: “will complete the adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books.”

“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,” Creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said in a press release. “We are thrilled to bring Andrzej Sapkowski’s books to an epic and satisfying conclusion.”

“It wouldn’t be our show if we didn’t push our character family to their limits – stay tuned to see how the story ends.”

The fourth and fifth seasons cover Sapkowski’s three remaining books: Baptism by fire, The Tower of the SwallowAnd lady of the Lake.

Following the shocking, continent-changing events that conclude Season 3, the new season follows Geralt (Liam Hemsworth), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri (Freya Allan), as they find themselves separated and traversing the war-torn continent and its many continents. demons. If they can embrace and lead the groups of misfits they find themselves in, they have a chance of surviving the baptism of fire – and finding each other again.

Laurence Visburne (The Matrix) joins The Witcher as Regis, a worldly wise barber-surgeon with a mysterious past. Then there’s Sharlto Copley (District 9) as the infamous bounty hunter Leo Bonhart; James Purefoy (The following) as Skellen, Emhyr’s court advisor and high-ranking spy; and Danny Woodburn (Watchmen) as Zoltan, the favorite dwarf from the books and games.

We’re sure the plan was intended The witcher to last longer than this, but interest in the series waned and spin-off series, The Witcher: Blood Originturned out to be a flop with a terrible score of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“As a Witcher fan, I’m thrilled about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia,” Hemsworth previously spoke about joining the fantasy series. “Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I am honored that he hands me the reins and allows me to take up the blades of the White Wolf for the next chapter of his adventure.”

“Henry, I have been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you have brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I am truly excited to enter the world of The Witcher.”

The witcher Season 4 and Season 5 currently have no confirmed premiere dates.