The fifth season of The Witcher series is officially confirmed

The fifth season of The Witcher series is officially confirmed
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Netflix plans to make a sequel to the fantasy show
On June 29, 2023, the first part of the third season of The Witcher series will premiere, and HBO is already making plans for a fifth season -- casting director Sophie Holland explicitly mentioned a fifth season of the fantasy show in an interview. Back in January 2023, insiders were saying that Netflix was still planning a fifth season, but this is the first time that intentions have been confirmed by an official source.

Sophie Holland, referring to the fact that filming is about to begin on season four of The Witcher, in which Liam Hemsworth will replace Henry Cavill as Heralt of Rivia, said: "We're just about to start filming season four with Liam Hemsworth, and there will be a short break and then we'll go right into season five."

What does the casting director say about Henry Cavill's departure after season three of The Witcher?
Henry Cavill's departure came as a shock to fans of the series when it was announced last year. The actor is a big fan of the literary source material and the games based on it, which seemed to make him the perfect candidate for the role of Geralt. The reason for Henry Cavill's decision has not been given, but he has repeatedly publicly stated his desire for the show to more accurately reflect Andrzej Sapkowski's original works. This is rumored to have led to a conflict between the actor and showrunner Lauren Schmidt. When asked if Sophie Holland was surprised to hear about the actor's departure, the casting director politely declined to answer. "I probably won't comment on that. I'd love to, but I won't. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Liam brings to the table. He has a great fan base. Season four will be a nice mix of new characters and those who come back."