Henry Cavill has bid farewell to his iconic fantasy drama The Witcher featuring in its third season’s epic finale. The white wolf’s exit has led fans to question the new Geralt of Rivia, and so does the show’s new season’s arrival, i.e., The Witcher season 4.
While many expect The Witcher season 4 release date to be 2024, a recent report from Redanian Intelligence suggests that The Witcher season 4 will now head for a 2025 release. Yes, you heard that right. Reportedly the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike has pushed The Witcher season 4 release date to 2025, initially scheduled for 2024.
The production for the film is paused for a while and can only resume after the strikes get over. With that being said, many fans questions when The Witcher season 4 will begin production, who will arrive as the new Geralt of Rivia, Is The Witcher season 4 release date is locked, Is the WGA and SGA-AFTRA strike is the real reason behind the season 4’s delay and so on.
If these questions are also popping into your mind, we are giving you all answers today.
Why The Witcher Season 4 Release Date is Postponed, and What is the Final Release Date For the Series’ Next Season?
After the successful closure of The Witcher season 3 on 27th July 2023, fans quickly raised their eyebrows for The Witcher season 4.
The newest season in the fantasy drama starring The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth as the new Geralt of Rivia was about to begin production in September 2023, as casting director Sophie Holland stated.
Although, the SAG-AFTRA didn’t happen till then, which disrupted the production work of various films and television shows, including season 4 of The Witcher.
In a May interview with the leading news outlet Deadline, Sophie stated that production for The Witcher season 4 will begin sooner with Liam Hemsworth. And, after a short gap, they will put season 5 on the cards. Sadly, July’s SAG-AFTRA strike ruined their plan.
The delay has eventually caused the production studios to shift The Witcher season 4’s camera rolling to an undisclosed period. While sources close to the TV series also claim that The Witcher season 4 will begin production in 2024 only to eye for a 2025 release, an official confirmation still awaits.
As there is no close production date for The Witcher season 4, Season 5 also has a long way to get in the development stage.
Who is the New Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher Season 4?
The Witcher is a fan-favorite series on Netflix. Came out in the year 2019, the fantasy drama featuring Henry Cavill in the titular role Witcher/White-Wolf / Geralt of Rivia has kept its audience hooked to the show so far.
And while the show’s first and second seasons garnered overwhelming responses from the audience, leaving them wanting more, the show’s third season released recently disheartened them thoroughly. Reason?
Their favorite, Henry Cavill, took exit with the series’ third season. Citing creative and scheduling differences, Henry Cavill announced his exit from The Witcher in an Instagram post the previous year.
His shocking announcement quickly made his fans mourn his exit, with many curiously asking about the new Geralt of Rivia. Answering their questions, Henry also unveiled the new White Wolf’s entry, who will step in his shoes with The Witcher season 4.
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. 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, said Henry in his post.
With Liam Hemsworth on board for The Witcher season 4, it will be interesting to see how his appearance will bring a certain twist to Geralt of Rivia’s character and the intriguing story that started in 2019.
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