Henry Cavill announces he will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia for Netflix's The Witcher season 4

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Some devastating news for Netflix's The Witcher series. Lead actor Henry Cavill -- who recently confirmed he will be returning to the DC Superman franchise as the Man of Steel -- announced he will be leaving the show as Geralt of Rivia, and will be replaced by Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth.

Taking to Instagram, the Enola Holmes actor confirmed the surprising news that he's stepping away from the show. He began, "some news to share from The Continent…"

"My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4. In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf."

He continued: "As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam's take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men."

He also took the moment to wish the actor stepping into his shows luck, he wrote: "Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find." Check out the post below!