THE WITCHER Season 4 Lands Laurence Fishburne as Regis

Season 4 of the hit dark fantasy series has just clinched a major piece of casting for a fan-favorite character of the franchise. Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Laurence Fishburne will portray the role of the vampire Regis for the series.
Laurence FIshburne to star in The Witcher Season 4

Netflix just confirmed some major casting news for the upcoming fourth season of The Witcher. Season 4 of the hit dark fantasy series has just clinched a major piece of casting for a fan-favorite character of the franchise. Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Laurence Fishburne will portray the role of the vampire Regis for the series.

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Fishburne joins Liam Hemsworth for the upcoming fourth season. Hemsworth is taking over for the role of Geralt of Rivia, replacing previous star Henry Cavill, who portrayed Geralt in the first three seasons. You can see the announcement on the news that Netflix posted on X (formerly Twitter) below:


Speaking on the news via a press release, Fishburne commented, “I’m very excited to be joining the cast and look forward to exploring the wondrous world of The Witcher.” Regis is a fan-favorite character of the franchise who first appeared in the book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Regis also appeared in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video game, which only increased his popularity. The character first appeared in Sapkowski’s novel from The Witcher saga, Baptism of Fire.

The Witcher Season 3
Photo Credit: Kevin Baker

In Season 4, Fishburne’s Regis will be introduced as a wise, worldly barber surgeon with a mysterious past. Eventually, he joins Geralt in his journey for the upcoming season. Season 4 of the series will go into production this Spring. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will pick things up from where they left off in the previous season.

In Season 4, Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Ciri have to face a war-ravaged Continent and its many demons while split apart from each other. They will now have to embrace and lead various groups of misfits they find themselves thrown in with. And they will have to survive a baptism of fire to see each other again.

The Witcher Season 3 Ciri
Photo Credit: Jay Maidment

Also in Season 4, Geralt will seek to find Ciri and Yennefer, but he won’t be alone. He’ll also be joined by Jaskier (Billy Batey) and Milva (Meng’er Zhang). Showrunner Hissrich noted in the press release, “This is the beginning of what fans [of the books] will know as the Hanza. It’s the group traveling with Geralt for the rest of the books. This becomes his newfound family.”

She continued regarding Season 4, “He begins to realize that he needs help to get Yennefer and Ciri back, and when you need to help, you actually have to give of yourself as well. So, we start to watch the Hanza build and start to see that there are some amazing emotional connections to come there as well.” So it looks like fans can finally expect the formation of the Hanza in Season 4.

Meanwhile, Ciri will be caught up in a group of misfit teenage bandits called the Rats. Hissrich added on the group, “I know for Freya, it’s so exciting for her to be working with people her own age. [The Rats] are a band of misfit teenagers, and they get up to all sorts of fun and all sorts of trouble. It’s a completely different side of Ciri than we’ve seen before.”

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Season 4 of Netflix’s The Witcher does not yet have a release date. The first three seasons starring Henry Cavill are available to stream now on the streamer, along with the prequel miniseries, Blood Origin. The animated prequel feature, Nightmare of the Wolf, is also available on Netflix.

Another animated movie, The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep, is in the works for the streamer. The film features the return of Doug Cockle, who voiced Geralt of Rivia on all of CD Projekt RED’s video games for The Witcher franchise, as the voice of Geralt. Sirens of the Deep is due out later this year.

About The Witcher

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Release Date: Season 4 TBA
Executive Producers: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Distribution: Netflix
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Laurence Fishburne, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Mahesh Jadu, Joey Batey, Bart Edwards, and Meng’er Zhang

Synopsis: 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. 

What do you think of the news? Do you think Laurence Fishburne is a good choice to portray Regis? Are you looking forward to Season 4 of The Witcher? Let us know your thoughts about the casting news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Netflix

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