Henry Cavill Is ‘Absolutely’ Committed to The Witcher’s 7-Season Plan – IGN
Henry Cavill has thrown his support behind The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich’s seven-season plan for the widely popular Netflix series.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter for a recent feature, Cavill suggested that he would be up for reprising his role as Geralt of Rivia for seven seasons if the show keeps going, though he did have one stipulation. “Absolutely,” Cavill said in regards to supporting Hissrich’s vision. “As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.”
Cavill’s caveat for the future of the series is one that has stayed at the forefront of their minds when developing the show, though Hissrich told THR that Cavill had presented a number of ideas for the show’s second season, which arrives on Netflix on December 17, as he was keen to find a way for his character to open up more in the coming episodes.
“A lot of the notes he was sending to me were about Geralt’s dialogue — could he, first of all, say more,” Hissrich said. “Everybody came out of season one laughing and loving Geralt’s fuming. But Henry was saying that when you read the books you spend a lot of time in Geralt’s head. So how can we put that on the page? Meanwhile, I wanted to tell the story of him becoming a father figure to Ciri. So those two things coalesced wonderfully. He opens up to get Ciri to trust him, by speaking his mind and his heart more.”
The first episode of the second season will adapt Andrzej Sapkowski’s A Grain of Truth, the third story in The Last Wish, that explores family dynamics and relationships. In the tale, Geralt stumbles upon a rundown manor inhabited by a monstrous, cursed nobleman known as Nivellen, who is being portrayed by Kristofer Hivju in the Netflix series.