Following Henry Cavill’s departure from Netflix, The Witcher is said to be ending after season five.
It was reported in October that the actor has left the Netflix fantasy series, with Liam Hemsworth taking over as Geralt of Rivia in season four.
Fans were outraged, to say the least, with one threatening to boycott the programme entirely in order to avoid seeing the Hunger Games star make his debut as the mystical monster hunter.
While no details concerning the fifth installment’s release date have been revealed, rumours suggest that it may be the final season.
An insider told Redanian Intelligence: ‘There’s no official confirmation for this yet, but we’ve been hearing recently that yes, Season 5 is very likely the final season of The Witcher on Netflix.’
Earlier this year, casting director Sophie Holland announced a huge filming update.
‘We’re just about to start filming on season four with Liam Hemsworth and there will be a short gap then we go straight into season five,’ she told Deadline.
Some speculated that Henry’s exit from The Witcher was made so that he might return to the DC Extended Universe as Clark Kent, aka Superman.
However, it was then reported that his days as the caped superhero are likewise believed to be coming to an end.
‘I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone,’ Henry stated in an Instagram post. After all, I won’t be returning as Superman.
‘After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life.
‘The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that.’
Henry went on to explain that James and Peter had a new ‘universe to build’ after taking over as heads of the movie studio, but that he wished them and the team ‘the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes’.
The Witcher is available to stream on Netflix.