The Witcher’s Henry Cavill, also popular as Geralt of Rivia, is known to be quite involved with the show’s production. Recent reports suggest that the actor also gave his opinions on designing Geralt’s Season 2 costume and costume designer Lucinda Wright. The Witcher series is an adaptation of the short stories and novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The show first aired on Netflix in 2019. The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter.
The original books and the video games pay more attention to Geralt’s story throughout. However, Netflix’s version adopts a non-linear narrative to tell the stories of Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Ciri of Cintra (Freya Allan). Towards the season finale, the three varied timelines merge. And Geralt finally crosses paths with Ciri as the ‘Law of Surprise binds them.’ At the same time, Yennefer is taken prisoner by the Nilfgaardian forces. But because she mysteriously disappeared, Geralt assumes that he is not alive.
The Witcher Season 2 and Cavill’s involvement in designing new armor
The Witcher Season 2 will release on Netflix on December 17. Following the Season 1 finale, Geralt decides to protect Ciri, and they travel to Geralt’s childhood home, Kaer Morhen. The fortress is an old keep where witchers train. The show will introduce several new Witchers, led by Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir (Kim Bodnia). Netflix’s animated feature film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf first told Vesemir’s origin story. Apart from this, Season 2 is direct and follows a linear narrative while featuring new locations on the Continent. Interestingly, in The Witcher Season 2, Geralt will don a new suit of armor. This one is a revamp of Season 1’s light leather armor/heavily plated version that depicted the character in the video games.
Henry Cavill recently got into an interview with Netflix. The star revealed that he helped design Season 2’s armor with costume designer Wright in conversation. This impressive new version has a multipart shoulder plating, allowing more comfort during the filming. Essentially with movements that require swinging a sword at monsters and men. Read what Cavill has to say about the topic below:
“It’s a new look, and the redesign has made it a lot easier for me to move and fight,” said Cavill. “I helped to design [it] with our wonderful costume designer, Lucinda Wright, and we put a lot of work into it in quite a short space of time…Geralt had to find new armor, but he hadn’t had the opportunity to stop anywhere to buy armor or make it, so he delved into the dungeons of Kaer Morhen and found something very old and from a different era, but still serviceable.”
Henry Cavill’s Geralt and Bodnia’s Vesemir craft a new armor
Henry Cavill is highly invested in The Witcher franchise. Being an enthusiastic player as well as a fan of the source material, the actor made it quite specific that the character of Geralt is important to him. And that he wishes to depict him to the fullest of his potential. This is why it makes sense that Cavill wanted to cite his opinions in designing his look. Geralt’s full new armor will first be displayed in the third episode of season 2, “What Is Lost.”
The episode’s beginning will show Geralt working with a piece of leather and studs. Meanwhile, Ciri will work on her training, practicing with a wooden sword. The main reason for Geralt to fabricate a new armor is Season 2’s terrifying monsters. In addition to Cavill, Kim Bodnia also supposedly pitched in with ideas for Vesemir’s look for The Witcher Season 2. Specifically, the sword that Vesemir carries on his back signifies the aesthetics of an ancient Samurai warrior.
Ciri’s journey in The Witcher Season 2
The Witcher Season 2 is primarily based on Sapkowski’s Blood of Elves. Like the books, the show will see Geralt in a fatherly manner. Somewhat like Vesemir, only with a little bit of his personality added. The series will advance with Ciri working towards controlling her newfound abilities. She trains at Kaer Morhen with Vesemir, who enlightens her about various monsters and herbs. Lambert (Paul Bullion) and Eskel (Basil Eidenbenz) will train her in combat. At the same time, Coën (Yasen Atour) will help her learn how to work a sword. In addition, Princess Ciri will also wear a brand new costume in Season 2. Both Ciri and Geralt will move ahead in their journey as destiny awaits.