“The Witcher” to End Its Run After Five Seasons

Henry Cavill in
Henry Cavill in "The Witcher"

The Witcher became one of Netflix’s biggest hits since premiering five years ago, but its final chapter is on the horizon. The streaming giant renewed the epic fantasy series for its fifth and final season, while also announcing that Season 4 kicked off production.

The Witcher creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissric said it’s a huge pride to star shooting the penultimate season of this series with some new additions to the cast.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Andrzej Sapkowski’s books to an epic and satisfying conclusion. It wouldn’t be our show if we didn’t push our family of characters to their absolute limit — stay tuned to see how the story ends,” said Schmidt Hissrich in a statement.

The Witcher will undergo several major changes when it returns for its fourth chapter. This will mark the first season without Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia after he decided to exit the series and let Liam Hemsworth take his role.

Co-leads Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan will return as Yennefer and Ciri, while the supporting cast includes Joey Batey, Mimî M. Khayisa, Anna Shaffer, Royce Pierreson, Wilson Mbomio, Mahesh Jadu, plus Laurence Fishburne joining the series as the fan-favorite character Regis in Season 4.