Henry Cavill‘s apt role as Geralt of Rivia is coming to an end in the Season 3 of Netflix’s The Witcher, which means some emotional goodbyes are in order. At the streamer’s TUDUM event held on 20 June, the Man of Steel actor took to the stage to thank his fellow cast members in an emotional speech.
The elephant in the room was addressed after Cavill and his co-stars Freya Allen (who plays Ciri in the series), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), and Joey Batey (Jaskier) dropped hints about what’s to come in the third season. “I suppose we should talk to Henry?” said Batey, before asking Cavill how it felt to be filming his final season of the show.
“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,” he replied. “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. And believe me, working with you guys was the biggest pleasure. So, [I] just want to say I’m gonna miss you. I’m gonna miss you very much.”
In response, Batey thanked Cavill for his “incredible contribution to The Witcher across three seasons, we are gonna miss you and we love you.” A new two-and-a-half-minute action reel was later unveiled, showing Ciri, Geralt, and Yennefer teaming up to confront scarred mage Rience (now played by Sam Woolf).
The Witcher Season 3 will be split into two parts, with the first debuting on 29 June, and the second on 27 July. Liam Hemsworth is replacing Cavill as Geralt from Season 4 onwards, but a release date has yet to be announced for that. A fifth season is currently being planned.