Hemsworth could get a big career boost, though he’ll have to win over Cavill’s loyal fans
Netflix’s “The Witcher” pulled off a switcheroo for the upcoming fourth season, replacing series star Henry Cavill with Liam Hemsworth. This was major news as Cavill has become the face of the show. In many ways he looked like an ideal casting as a self-identified fantasy nerd and fan of the Witcher novels and games.
“The Witcher” was a breakout success for Netflix right out of the gate. It peaked at 120 times the average series demand two weeks after it premiered on December 20, 2019, according to Parrot Analytics’ data, which takes into account consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, among other engagement. Interestingly, demand for the second season lagged behind the first season, peaking at 80 times the average (which is still an exceptional performance, to be fair).
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