The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich is set out with a seven-year plan for The Witcher. And actor Henry Cavill is more than willing to commit to the series, given they continue to share unique stories.
The Witcher series has taken inspiration from Andrzej Sapkowski’s extensive yet spectacular fantasy novels. The Netflix original series follows Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a brooding fearsome monster hunter. Geralt’s story has a close link with the mighty princess of Cintra, Ciri. Being Geralt’s destiny, the monster hunter has sworn to protect Ciri from harm and train her as she tries to control her newfound magical powers.
Season 1 did a great job in setting up the groundwork for Geralt and Ciri’s upcoming adventures. Now Season 2 will work towards developing and exploring their relationship in depth. Geralt will train Ciri at Kaer Morhen. This will make the princess ready to deal with the impending threat of the Nilfgaardian Empire. As well as teach her to defend herself against the monsters that The Continent is plagued with.
Making an inspiring return alongside Cavill in Season 2 is Ciri actress Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra. Anya stars as Yennefer of Vengerberg, a powerful sorceress and a potential love interest to Geralt. Apart from this, their roles from Season 1 are Joey Batey, who stars as Jaskier, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold. As good as new introductions come, the cast includes Kim Bodnia as Geralt’s father figure Vesemir. Vesemir’s character will play a significant part in Season 2 of the Netflix show.
Fortunately enough, The Witcher has found a place high up in the genre of fantasy. The series has gained massive popularity and following on Netflix, which is why the streaming giant is working towards expanding its horizons with The Witcher brand. Other projects in the franchise include the recently released animated movie The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, and a live-action prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Fan’s expectations for this super fantastic world of The Witcher are only going upwards. Following this, Cavill has shown a keen interest in discussing the future of his role as Geralt of Rivia. And it appears to us that the monster hunter is here to stay. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill has confirmed that he is willing to commit to the role of Geralt long term. Although, this news does come with a clause attached to it. The actor said that he is all-in for Hissrich’s seven-year The Witcher plan “As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.”
Being the man of principle he is, Henry Cavill has always been respectful of Sapkowski’s work. The actor has again pushed for the story to stay true to where it has been drawn from, which is why it makes sense that Cavill has joined the show with the plan of staying for a long time. Ever since Netflix approached him for The Witcher’s TV adaptation, the actor has given all his dedication to bringing Geralt of Rivia to life.
But it seems like the actor’s involvement is preconditioned because the story stays accurate to the novels. However, the Netflix series has stated its plans for the franchise to be specific. Reports have also revealed that the production pays Cavill a fancy amount for his appearance in The Witcher Season 2.
Although, how much of the consistency this ongoing Netflix series of The Witcher will maintain is yet to be seen. The streaming giant has already approved and finalized the development of Season 3. Moreover, the forthcoming projects under the title include the prequel series Blood Origin, which will focus on the show’s adult fanbase. In addition to that, Netflix has also confirmed that they are working on an animation series. This will cater to a younger audience. Thus making way for the brand to enter the Kids and Family genre.
The Witcher Season 2 is nearly a month away from its December 17 release. And if showrunner Hissrich wants her seven-year plan for the franchise to be a clean hit, Season 2 will have to perform way over our expectations.