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Netflix criticized for its The Witcher advert that's 'incredibly awkward' for Liam Hemsworth
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Netflix criticized for its The Witcher advert that's 'incredibly awkward' for Liam Hemsworth

Netflix ran an advertising campaign for The Witcher, but it's got to be awkward for Liam Hemsworth before he replaces Henry Cavill

Netflix has been criticised for an ‘incredibly awkward’ way of advertising the new series of The Witcher.

The hugely successful fantasy series just returned for a third season – well, the first volume of that season – last week, and fans have been excited to see what is going to happen as the plot develops.

However, there are some significant things on the horizon for the show, which is one of the biggest on Netflix, as Henry Cavill is set to leave the main role, the titular Witcher Geralt of Rivia.

Fans needn’t worry too much, though.

As one grunting A-list muscleman steps out of the role and puts down the sword, another is set to step in, with Liam Hemsworth set to take on the role beyond this third outing.

That being said, Netflix has made life a bit awkward for the incoming star, who will take his place in a cast that includes Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey, by putting up huge signs advertising the fact that Cavill is still in the role for this last season.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

Netflix shared a number of photos on the show’s official account in which they projected a message onto many significant landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and the White Cliffs of Dover.

That message read: “Yes, he’s still Geralt in season 3.”

OK, so it’s funny, but imagine being Liam Hemsworth and seeing the show you’re about to step into convincing people to watch it by advertising that the other bloke is still in it.

Perhaps he finds it funny, but that’s the feeling that some people have picked up on.

“Way to absolutely disrespect Liam Hemsworth,” one said, while another wrote: “Pure distilled cringe here."

Honestly, how must Liam Hemsworth feel, Netflix?
Twitter/The Witcher

A third said: “Nothing against Liam Hemsworth but you’ve basically ensured The Witcher will be cancelled after his first season.”

A load of other people have used this as an opportunity to have a pop at Netflix for Cavill leaving the show, which could really be for a number of reasons.

Some suggested that maybe he fell out with others over the source material, whereas others have said that he wanted to concentrate on a movie role.

Perhaps we’ll never know why Cavill ditched The Witcher, but loads of people aren’t happy about it.

Hemsworth replaces Henry Cavill next season.
Twitter/The Witcher

One comment read: “Just so you know how many of us won’t be watching when he’s gone.”

And a second said: “Look Netflix, it's rare to find an actor/actress so perfect for a role. I love the Witcher series, but I'm not interested in one without HIM.

“I already know it's going to be some foolishness just to write him out of it. Y’all lost me when y’all made that announcement.”

Anyway, The Witcher season three volume one – still starring Henry Cavill – is available to watch on Netflix right now.

Topics: Celebrity, The Witcher, Netflix, Film and TV, Henry Cavill