There have been so many reports on why Henry Cavill decided to leave The Witcher after its upcoming third season. Stories from behind the scenes tease strife between him and the writers due to it not being accurate enough to the books in his opinion. Then there were the accusations by former writers that the writer’s room was openly mocking the source material. No matter where the project stands, it seems that Cavill is still getting quite a sendoff from the project.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich has teased that he’ll reserve a “heroic sendoff” for the actor’s tenure as Gerald of Rivia. Even with all the rumors circling, she highlights the actor’s dedication to the role and wants to honor that commitment with a proper farewell.
Henry has given so much to the show and so we want to honor that appropriately.Lauren Hissrich
She also goes on to highlight what they’ve tried to accomplish with Season 3, especially highlighting that they may be the closest ever to a “one-to-one adaptation of the books.” Hissrich highlights how they tried to adapt Time of Contempt in the next season.
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. Obviously, we can’t do every page, but Time of Contempt gave us so many big action events, plot points, defining character moments, huge reveals of a big bad. There’s so much to do that we were able to stick really, really closely with the books.Lauren Hissrich
While Cavill is set to leave behind a role he was quite committed to, it does seem like they are at least trying to honor the time they spent together. It’s unclear if any of the rumors may be confirmed or not, we still have a season to look forward to.
Source: Entertainment Weekly