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20th Jun 2023

Henry Cavill bids emotional farewell to The Witcher co-stars

Charlie Herbert

Henry Cavill The Witcher

‘I’m gonna miss you’

Henry Cavill became emotional as he said goodbye to his The Witcher co-stars at a Netflix event over the weekend

Cavill has played the lead role of Geralt in two seasons of the hit Netflix fantasy series, and will reprise the role for the upcoming third series.

However, the streaming service announced last year that Cavill would not be in the role for the the fourth season that has been commissioned, and will be replaced by Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth.

The new trailer for the third season of the fantasy drama series was released earlier this month, and shows Cavill alongside Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Princess Cirilla of Cintra, and Joey Batey as the bard Jaskier.

But it will no doubt be a bittersweet series for fans as they bid farewell to Cavill. And the actor’s sadness over departing the role was clear to see as he appeared at a Netflix event in Brazil over the weekend.

Cavill was joined on stage by co-stars Allan, Chalotra and Batey to discuss the third series, when Batey told the crowd: “I suppose we should talk to Henry?”

As the crowd cheered for him, Cavill was visibly moved. He then told the audience: “Thank you very much to all. Thank you. I really feel the love, and I love you too. It’s wonderful to be here.”

He continued: “I actually just want to talk about my co-stars here, because once again it was such a pleasure and an honor to be working with you guys.

“You guys bring so much nuance and detail to these characters, which are often at risk of being oversimplified, and what you guys have done with the characters has involved work, care, and effort.”

Cavill went on to tell the trio that working with them was “the biggest pleasure”, before concluding: “So, [I] just want to say I’m gonna miss you. I’m gonna miss you very much.”

An official synopsis released by Netflix has teased fans with what they can expect from the upcoming season.

It reads: “As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri into hiding, determined to protect his newly reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it.

“Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where they hope to uncover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery.

“They must fight back, put everything on the line – or risk losing each other forever.”

It will be released in two parts, with the first set to be released on 29 June and the second on 27 July.

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