In the Witcher Season 2, the show’s titular character Geralt of Rivia will stay true to the novels. And Henry Cavill just confirmed the fact. The Witcher first had its season 1 release on Netflix in 2019. The show tells the story of Cavill’s Geralt, a magically-infused monster hunter, traveling through various parts of the Continent for his adventures. Following the show’s incredible success, Season 2 was scheduled to start production soon.
But due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Cavill’s on-set leg injury, it was postponed. However, the show is all set to premiere on the streaming giant on December 17, 2021. The Witcher Season 3 has already received confirmation too. The Witcher series is an adaptation of a world of fantasy created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Sapkowski wrote several short stories and novels, and they were all primarily published sometime in the late 1990s. Before Netflix tapped the series, it was also turned into a video game, and it started in the year 2007.
Also, based on the theme of these books, video games have gained considerable popularity. Precisely though, Netflix’s The Witcher Season 1 was based on the short story collections The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. The stories follow the adventures of Geralt in his quest to look for his destiny as the Law of Surprise inextricably links him with Freya Allan’s Crown Princess Cirilla.
In an exclusive conversation with Total Film, Henry Cavill talks about how the upcoming season will portray Geralt as a more accurate representation of the character’s image concerning the source material. The audiences will see Geralt “speak more,” He will come across as “more of an intellectual.” As amusing as it sounds, this revelation does not mean that the character will undergo a 180-degree switch. Geralt will not turn into a merrier, more bright glimmer of hope. But Cavill said that it was vital for him to play a more thoughtful character and justify the series as a whole.
Check out the actor’s full quote below:
This season, I really wanted to make sure that we represented the book’s Geralt more accurately, and that we saw him speak more. I pushed really, really hard for that. I wouldn’t say cheery. He’s still Geralt of Rivia, but he’s definitely coming across as more of an intellectual. It’s a hard life, monster hunting… I wouldn’t recommend it.
Sapkowski’s novels do not portray Geralt as a lively, constantly chattering person. He is a solemn and composed professional monster hunter. He tries not to indulge in other people’s matters. And avoids becoming emotionally invested in the political implications of the world he lives in. However, Geralt’s character in The Witcher Season 2 will appear to be that of a mentor to Princess Ciri.
This fatherly affection will start ardently. And as Ciri continues to learn to control her powers, the show will explore a more sentimental side of Geralt and the things he has been pushing away all this time. A considerable portion of the Netflix series’s appraisal came from Henry Cavill’s fascinating charm and the actor’s incredible performance. Having played significant roles earlier, Cavill understands the work that goes into building a character the right way.
His involvement in the direction has turned out to be fruitful, as the upcoming season looks quite promising to the show’s fans. So far, all his inputs have been thoughtful and profitable. Cavill’s inclination towards creating a role that does justice to its source material is a great one. And fans are all but waiting to embrace this improved version with nothing but good spirit.