It has been a trying few days for Netflix subscribers who are fans of The Witcher. Less than two weeks ago, lead Henry Cavill let viewers know that he was “laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4” (meaning that the upcoming third season of the fantasy hit would be his last portraying the monster-fighting Geralt of Rivia) and announced that Liam Hemsworth was already on board to take up the mantle. As you might imagine, many are not happy that he’s left the show, and now they’ve called out Netflix in a new petition that’s already racked up well over 100,000 signatures.
One hundred thousand signatures? Those are rookie numbers, and currently we’re well over 160,000 angry Netflix Enjoyers who want to hook Lauren Hissrich up to the masturbation machines and turn her into a bar of soap.
Andrzej Sapkowski himself said about Henry Cavill: “I was more than happy with Henry Cavill’s appearance as The Witcher, he’s a real professional. Just as Viggo Mortensen gave his face to Aragorn, so Henry gave his to Geralt and it shall be forever so.”
Henry isn’t leaving The Witcher because of Superman, Netflix executives have once again made a grave decision against delivering for their fans. The reason why The Witcher is such a popular show is the fans’ love of the source material of books and games, that are hated by and have actively been mocked by the writers and showrunner. Henry Cavill is one of those big fans, he knows all of it inside out and wanted to stay true to Sapkowski’s world, which is why Netflix wants to replace him.
But if that’s why Netflix wants to replace him, then why are you petitioning them?
If you don’t know the backstory read this. The long and short of it is that Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher is absolute dogshit. It’s unwatchably bad, and in the second season they stopped trying to adapt the books and started going whole hog on the fan fic, Rafe Judkins style. Henry Cavill was a big fan of the source material, but the writers and producers openly mocked the material, so, despite him being unanimously considered the only bright spot on the show, and fighting hard for the role, he ragequit the entire production.
Let us show them in pure numbers (and thus lost money, because that’s all they really care about) that none of us Witcher fans will stand with them and will abandon the show (and potentially our subscriptions) after The Witcher season 3 is concluded. Netflix can only exist because all of us pay them monthly to produce content that is entertaining for us, unfortunately all public information points towards a production team making decisions that are completely opposite to the fans’ – our – interests.
You think Netflix gives a shit about the bottom line?
Big Businesses are big invariably because they have unfair advantages due to their large size. They don’t have to obey the market, they can dictate to the market what will be. This is most obvious when corporations like twatter and YouTube outright censor people, actively destroying a part of their own audience. They can do that because they are natural monopolies, which is another way of saying corporate dictatorships.
But I’m beginning to believe that the sheer amount of hot garbage that Hollywood puts out is an even better example of corporate dictatorship. Nobody likes this shit. Nobody asked for these incompetent retards, from The Witcher, to Kangz of Power, to The Wheel of Time, to you name it. These people are not talented, and have shitty and repulsive politics. And yet, despite this, and despite their projects failing, Hollywood keeps on, with not a single fuck given. I hope some percentage of the people who signed this petition stop and think about why Netflix would do something so unpopular.