THE WITCHER Season 4 Taps JOHN WICK Star Laurence Fishburne As A Key Character From The Books

THE WITCHER Season 4 Taps JOHN WICK Star Laurence Fishburne As A Key Character From The Books THE WITCHER Season 4 Taps JOHN WICK Star Laurence Fishburne As A Key Character From The Books

With production set to begin this spring, Netflix has just made another major casting addition to The Witcher in the form of John Wick star Laurence Fishburne! Read on to find out who he'll be playing...

By JoshWilding - Jan 12, 2024 05:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Television
Source: GameFragger.com

The Witcher season 4 will see Liam Hemsworth take over the role of Geralt of Rivia from Henry Cavill. Contrary to popular belief, the show's third batch of episodes didn't offer so much as a single hint about how the witcher's face will change and instead wrapped up on a surprisingly open-ended note.

Some fans are expecting a simple recasting with no explanation, though several creatives involved with the series have suggested it will somehow be addressed. 

We'll have to wait and see, but a major new addition has been made to The Witcher today in the form of multi-award-winning Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne (John Wick). 

As we first reported on GameFragger.com, Fishburne joins the fantasy series as Regis, a fan-favourite character from The Witcher books and games. Introduced in author Andrzej Sapkowski's novel Baptism of Fire, he's a world-wise Barber-surgeon with a mysterious past who it's said will join Geralt on his journey in season 4.

In a short statement, Fishburne says: "I’m very excited to be joining the cast and look forward to exploring the wondrous world of The Witcher."

The actor joins Liam Hemsworth, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey in the highly anticipated fourth season of the show which has been confirmed to return to production this spring.

After the shocking, Continent-altering events that close out season three, the new season follows Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri who are faced with traversing the war-ravaged Continent and its many demons apart from each other.  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 executive producer Tomek Bagiński spoke last year about Geralt's popularity and shared his belief that the character has reached a point where he can be recast similar to the likes of Batman and James Bond. 

"Henry was a fantastic Geralt, but in the history of pop culture we have many actors who played the same character, and the character itself changed. I am most pleased that the series was created and became so popular. The Witcher has already reached the level of Batman, Superman and James Bond. Maybe we hoped to see him in a new version only in a few years, but it happened now. And that's nothing new for iconic pop culture heroes."

The Witcher season 4 is currently expected to premiere on Netflix in 2024. 

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gkbrown
gkbrown - 1/12/2024, 6:10 PM
"John Wick star Laurence Fishburne" - with a picture of Morpheus :-)

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