Season 3 of “The Witcher” will be Henry Cavill’s last outing, much to our sadness. But at least he will go out in style, according to showrunner Lauren Hissrich, who told Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming season will give him a proper “hero’s sendoff.”
“The show will be a bit of a departure from the show,” Hissrich said, “but it’s a good thing for the show because it’s a great way to give Cavill a proper sendoff,” she added. The third season was not written specifically as a farewell to Cavill. Still, Hissrich says the season is based on author Anjay Sapkowski’s second novel, “A Time of Contempt,” which is also Witcher’s fourth novel and is a natural fit for the job.
‘It’s a very interesting thing for me,’ says Hissrich. ‘What’s interesting is that for me, Season 3 is the closest thing I’ve done as a one-to-one adaptation with the book. Of course, you can’t do every page, but in A Time of Contempt, there was a lot of big action, plot points, character-defining moments, and a big reveal of great evil. Of course, you can’t make every page, but in Time of Contempt, there was a lot of big action, plot points, character-defining moments, and a big reveal of the big bad guy.
“Geralt’s big turn is about giving up neutrality and doing anything that he has to do to get to Ciri. And to me, it’s the most heroic sendoff that we could have, even though it wasn’t written to be that. Geralt has a new mission in mind when we come back to him in season 4. He’s a slightly different Geralt than we expected. Now, by the way, that’s an understatement.”