In a major overhaul to the cast of The Witcher, Netflix announced on Saturday that Liam Hemsworth will be replacing Henry Cavill as the main character Geralt of Rivia. Shortly after the news was announced from the Twitter account of The Witcher, the two actors also issued individual statements regarding it on Twitter.

The announcement came while Netflix announced that they will be renewing The Witcher for the third season. Since the first season was released in December 2019, Cavill has done a good job of portraying Geralt, the monster hunter. Reports say that the third season, which will be Cavill’s last, is being shot and will release sometime in the summer of 2023. 

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Who is Liam Hemsworth?

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor who was born on January 13, 1990. His father’s name is Craig Hemsworth and he was a social service counselor. His mother, Leonie, was taught English. He is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth.

Liam and Chris lived with Chris’s manager William Ward when they moved to the United States in 2009 for the first time. Now they live together in a rented apartment in Los Angeles.

Before moving to the United States, Liam Hemsworth worked in several Australian shows like Home and Away and McLeod’s Daughters. He also had lead roles in the series Satisfaction and the British film Triangle. His first break in Hollywood came shortly after moving to the Unites Stated when he was cast opposite to Sylvester Stallone in the movie The Expendables.

However, it was later revealed that the character was out of the script and subsequently his role was dropped. He later starred as Will Blake, Miley Cyrus’s Love Interest in the movie The Last Song. He then appeared in the music video for Miley Cyrus’s When I Look at You.

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Cyrus and Hemsworth became a couple shortly afterward and dated for nearly a decade before getting married in 2018. The marriage, however, lasted for only a year and Cyrus has publicly gone on to say that it was a “f**king disaster.”

Hemsworth, however, made it big with the role of Gale Hawthorne in the three sequels to The Hunger Games released between 2013 and 2015. It was his career’s biggest success and established him as one of the leading Hollywood actors.

He was nominated for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his work in Most Dangerous Game.