"The Witcher" cast said they didn't know Henry Cavill was leaving while shooting season three.
Freya Allan told Insider that they were told "quite a few months" after filming had concluded.
Cavill announced his departure last year and said he would pass the torch to Liam Hemsworth.
Cavill announced last October that he will be stepping down as Geralt of Rivia, the show's protagonist, after the upcoming season. The role will be played by Liam Hemsworth in future seasons.
While Cavill has not addressed why he has decided to leave the hit Netflix series, on Tuesday, his costars shared their reactions to the news with Insider.
"We found out quite a few months after," Freya Allan, who plays Ciri, told Insider in an interview alongside Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Joey Batey (Jaskier).
"We just wrapped a season like any other season and I think we were all exhausted," Allan continued. "We've all put in so much hard work and really kept as a team throughout the whole process, so it was nice lasting memories. But we found out quite after so it wasn't really like we knew at the time."
Allan added that the cast found out that Cavill was leaving through show creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich rather than the actor himself.
In a separate, MyAnna Buring and Therica Wilson-Read, who play sorceresses Tissaia and Sabrina respectively, also weighed in on Cavill's exit, as well as Hemsworth taking over the role.
"We wouldn't have Henry's Superman if the baton of Superman wasn't passed over, and now the baton of the Witcher is going to be passed over, and I think that's a wonderful thing," said Buring, likening the recast to that of other popular characters.
"I think it's magic. It is the wonderful beauty of characters in a fantasy world."
Buring added: "Henry set this up for us. It's gorgeous. What he's done is brilliant. It's thrilled fans for three seasons now. And now the baton is going to be handed to Liam and it's going to be really exciting and really fun."
Meanwhile, Read said that "Henry is the most talented actor and he is such a gentleman on and off set."
"He's wonderful and he played a wonderful Geralt. No one can deny that. I think everyone in the cast and crew just wish him all the best, and I think Liam is also a wonderful actor and a wonderful human being just like Henry is," the actor continued.
Batey and Chalotra also said that they think Hemsworth will be "brilliant" as the new Geralt of Rivia.
"The Witcher" season three, volume one, premieres on Netflix on Thursday. Volume two premieres on July 27.
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