"What is So Interesting": The Witcher Season 3's Faithfulness to the Books May Make You Miss Henry Cavill Even More

    Take a trip down memory lane as we recount Henry Cavill's final season on 'The Witcher,' a season that ironically hewed closest to the books.

    Henry Cavill in 'The Witcher' (2019) (Source: Digital Spy)

    Henry Cavill in 'The Witcher' (2019) (Source: Digital Spy)

    Ah, the good ol' days when Henry Cavill was still our Geralt of Rivia. His departure still haunts the fandom, especially when you consider that Season 3 was a love letter to the original books.

    The Season Where the Book Came to Life

    "What is so interesting is that season 3, to me, is the closest thing that we've done as a one-to-one adaptation of the books," showrunner Lauren Hissrich spilled the beans to Entertainment Weekly. This season stayed loyal to Andrzej Sapkowski's 'Time of Contempt,' delivering the Geralt we never knew we needed but deeply deserved. Remember how Cavill started adding unscripted dialogue from the novels in previous seasons? Looks like he got his wish, if only briefly.

    The Man, The Myth, The Cavill

    Henry Cavill (Source: Good Housekeeping)

    The season marked the end of an era as "it will be the last time Henry Cavill is seen in the lead role of Geralt," as reported by MovieWeb. Liam Hemsworth is stepping in from Season 4, but fans are not ready to let go. Despite the bookish loyalty of Season 3, the Henry heartbreak is still in the air. Could this unrest among fans spell doom for Netflix's plans?

    The Tainted Legacy of Witcher Spin-offs

    Ah, the Cavill hangover! It led to the review bombing of 'The Witcher: Blood Origin,' which never even featured Geralt. Folks, let’s call a spade a spade: the fandom is still salty. The review section was less about the prequel and more of a Henry Cavill lamentation chorus. "There have also been a number of complaints about the writing, particularly dialogue," cites MovieWeb, but let's face it, the Henry hole is hard to fill.

    What Lies Ahead: Witcher and Beyond

    Netflix isn't putting its swords down yet. Plans for future Witcher content and additional standalone series have been discussed, but viewer numbers will eventually determine the fate of the franchise. As Cavill’s Geralt rides off into the sunset, let's ask: Can Hemsworth pull off the silver mane and fill the big boots, or will the Netflix saga conclude in a premature game-over?

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