May 19, 2024

The Witcher Producer further adds to the multiple transition to Liam Hemsworth’s Geralt

An executive producer for Netflix’s The Witcher has further elaborated on Liam Hemsworth’s multifaceted transition to Geralt following Henry Cavill’s departure at the end of Season 3.

Speaking to the Radio TimesExecutive producer Tomek BagiƄski followed up on the “meta” comments made in June teasing a “true to the book” Season 4 opening.

“[Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich] and her team, with some really good writers returning to the writers’ room for Season 4, I think they’ve put together a really nice opening that’s true to the book.

“I’ll be teasing a little bit,” he continued. “People who have a deep knowledge of the books also know that this is not an ordinary fantasy book. It’s not just one world. It’s not just one story that’s happening in those books, those stories. It’s a huge, huge world that’s very complex.”

“I think they put together a really nice opening that’s really true to the book.”

All this confirms that Netflix will introduce the concept of the multiverse in the show, and it seems that Geralt will introduce another universe instead of Cavill’s version from the first three seasons.

The Witcher take on multiverse, and predators for the books (and thus the possible future seasons of the show) ahead, is not quite the same as the one currently popular in movies and TV thanks to the likes of Marvel and DC.

Instead of different versions of the likes of Spider-Man going through similar situations in a separate universe, author Andrzej Sapkowski simply referred to the worlds and plains of very different worlds. Along with the deep fantasy of the Witcher, for example, there are worlds that resemble the world (and the world itself, really), modern worlds that are deep within an apocalypse, and so on.

So, there aren’t different versions of Geralt running around in different versions of The Continent, but that seems to be Netflix’s idea here.

The show took a lot of liberties with the source material, and while fan reaction to these changes has gone both ways, many believe that this led to Cavill’s departure in the first place. Former producer Beau DeMayo even said that some writers “actively” disliked and mocked Sapkowski’s books.

In our 7/10 review of Season 3 Volume 1, IGN said: “The Witcher is back and more complex than ever, but its dry approach to court intrigue and prophecy make for some real instances of fantasy fun.”

Volume 2 premieres on July 27, bringing fans to the conclusion of Season 3 with Episodes 6, 7, and 8 alongside Cavill’s conclusion in the roll.

Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance reporter for IGN. He’ll talk about the Witcher all day.

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