THE WITCHER Season 4 Official First Look Reveals Liam Hemsworth's New Geralt Of Rivia

THE WITCHER Season 4 Official First Look Reveals Liam Hemsworth's New Geralt Of Rivia THE WITCHER Season 4 Official First Look Reveals Liam Hemsworth's New Geralt Of Rivia

Netflix has shared an official first look at Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) suited up as Geralt of Rivia, but how does he compare to Henry Cavill? See if you can spot the differences right here...

By JoshWilding - May 22, 2024 12:05 PM EST
Filed Under: The Witcher
Source: EW (via

When The Witcher returns to Netflix with its fourth and penultimate season, it will be with a new actor playing Geralt of Rivia. As we're sure you're aware, Henry Cavill left the series shortly after season 3, with The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth tapped to replace him soon after. 

While we've spotted Hemsworth in set photos, an official look at the Australian actor in the role has been shared by Entertainment Weekly (via 

That's accompanied by a teaser which we've also included below. It doesn't reveal much but is a suitably moody glimpse at what's to come which points to the actor being a decent successor to the Man of Steel star.

"His look has been in development for over a year, so it’s thrilling to finally share an official sneak peek of Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia," The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich tells them. "Cast and crew alike have been struck by the passion, energy, and embodiment Liam has brought to the character from Day 1 — scruffy beard, iconic scar, and all!"

"We’re having so much fun filming season 4 and are excited to welcome fans along on this journey with us."

When Hemsworth replaced Cavill, the implication was that Geralt would be treated like James Bond, with a new actor being enlisted every few seasons to put their spin on the character. However, it's since been confirmed that the show will conclude with season 5. 

"As a Witcher fan, I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia," Hemsworth said after he was cast. "Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honored that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure."

"Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world."

After the shocking, Continent-altering events that close out Season 3, the new season follows Geralt (Liam Hemsworth), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan), who are separated and traversing the war-ravaged Continent and its many demons. If they can embrace and lead the groups of misfits they find themselves in, they have a chance of surviving the baptism of fire - and finding one another again. 

The Witcher season 4 and season 5 don't currently have confirmed premiere dates. Check out our first look at Hemsworth's Geralt below.

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harryba11zack - 5/22/2024, 12:19 PM
Liam is Lame
HashTagSwagg - 5/22/2024, 12:25 PM
Dude climbed onboard a sinking ship.
TheyDont - 5/22/2024, 12:30 PM
@HashTagSwagg - He dove.
TrentCrimm - 5/22/2024, 3:25 PM
@HashTagSwagg -

He didn't have the most high profile career going, but I really think this is going to hurt him. The show and in extension him have gotten a lot, like a lot, of bad press since he was cast, unless this season blows people away, his name wont be one Hollywood will be too keen on having on posters.
DarthAlgar - 5/22/2024, 12:27 PM
He falls in the category of

Casey Affleck
Beau Bridges
Dave Franco
William Baldwin
Clint Howard
Prince Harry

Siblings who play second fiddle to their more successful brothers.
Se4M4NSt4ine - 5/22/2024, 12:35 PM
@DarthAlgar - Apart from Bridges and Howard, who are pretty much C Listers anyway - tell me how Casey Affleck, who was competing against Denzel Washington and Vigo Mortenson to win an Oscar.
Dave Franco still has an active career in Hollywood, unlike his brother.
Prince Harry arguably stole the tabloids from the entire Royal Family for 10 years straight on his antics.

Tell me how any of them are second fiddle?
HashTagSwagg - 5/22/2024, 12:40 PM
@DarthAlgar - Liam is the real life Loki, he's trapped under his brothers shadow.

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DarthAlgar - 5/22/2024, 2:21 PM
@Se4M4NSt4ine - HashTagSwagg sumed it up best.

Thank you, and goodnight.
sully - 5/23/2024, 12:48 AM
@DarthAlgar - Nah, Liam can hold his own. Land of Bad was a pretty decent movie.
Toecutter - 5/23/2024, 1:05 AM
@DarthAlgar - I like Ben Affleck, but let's be honest here... Casey Affleck>Ben Affleck.
TheVisionary25 - 5/22/2024, 12:30 PM
He looks good , still surprised how much he looks like Geralt from the games…

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Aside from his bit role in Expendables 2 , I haven’t seen his work so I wish him the best for this because it certainly isn’t easy coming into the show as a replacement for a lead as popular as Cavill was.

I have only seen S1 (which I thought was ok) but might catch up before this comes out!!.
The1st - 5/22/2024, 12:33 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Knowing this, it's amazing that this is the finished product.
Rosraf - 5/22/2024, 12:31 PM
They should have just made him a different Witcher.
bkmeijer1 - 5/22/2024, 2:37 PM
@Rosraf - unless they have an in-universe explanation for why he looks different, I agree that would work better
TrentCrimm - 5/22/2024, 3:26 PM
@Rosraf -

I think he even could have passed as a younger version of Cavills character, but I agree a completely different witcher would have been the best way to take it.
rebellion - 5/22/2024, 12:50 PM
shit show, but he doesnt look bad at all
grouch - 5/22/2024, 12:52 PM
he looks good, but why can't they give geralt a beard, it makes these warrior types look more grizzled and veteran. as seen in an above post.
HulkisHoly - 5/22/2024, 12:55 PM
@grouch -

Feels like the right time to have given him a beard
TheLight - 5/22/2024, 7:51 PM
@grouch - Remember Geralt doesn't like beards. But most likely at some point Liam will grow one either in this season coming up or 5.
Polaris - 5/22/2024, 1:13 PM
A Thor variant
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/22/2024, 1:15 PM
They should have just hired David Corenswet as Henry Cavill's official replacement actor.
Fares - 5/22/2024, 1:18 PM
He looks fine. The problem isn't Liam as Geralt, it's just jarring when actors get recast midway that's all.
TheLight - 5/22/2024, 7:54 PM
@Fares - Agreed. Liam is not the enemy here. It's the writers and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich that deserve the pitchforks and torches. I have a feeling even with the new changes they still won't learn.
FireandBlood - 5/22/2024, 2:16 PM
He looks like Geralt, so can’t complain
Marvelll - 5/22/2024, 2:32 PM
its ok for me
Matador - 5/22/2024, 2:40 PM
Looks fresh and not battle hardened or wary from being tired after Season 3.

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PatientXero - 5/22/2024, 3:42 PM
Is there enough ads on this site now?
relentless1 - 5/22/2024, 3:49 PM
he looks like the wish version of Geralt lol
Shivermetimbers - 5/22/2024, 4:37 PM
I think he actually looks fantastic and looks a lot more similar once he is in the costume and wig than I expected. Liam seems to be making moves lately to distinguish himself from being "thor's brother". Land of Bad was pretty good!
bcom - 5/22/2024, 4:58 PM
If there’s one thing that history has taught us (which many of us still fail to learn) is that we should never judge an actor before we see their portrayal. Michael Keaton as Batman, Heath Ledger as Joker, Daniel Craig as James Bond etc… Let’s see how Liam goes before we throw him to the wolves.
marvel72 - 5/22/2024, 5:23 PM
He looks the part but he'll be just a cameo or side character in each episode even though it's called The Witcher.
TheLight - 5/22/2024, 7:57 PM
@marvel72 - Yup. If anything they'll just emasculate his Geralt even more and put him as a better NPC in his own show. It's sad really.
TheLight - 5/22/2024, 7:49 PM
4x01 will be called "The Switcher."
Astroman - 5/22/2024, 8:26 PM
The Witcher books actually come to focus mostly on Ciri so in that sense I’d expect less Geralt if they stuck to the books. Given that they’ve done little of that who knows. I think the major error was season 2 was such a deviation from the books that it got too far off track to get back to the core story in season 3. Some stuff I’ve read suggests they plan to do that as they close out the series but so much lost potential and then Henry departing has me very skeptical this will end well or resemble the remainder of the original books.
Super12 - 5/22/2024, 10:21 PM
As someone who hasn't read the books, played the game, or watched a single episode...looks fine to me. There are far worse recasts.

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