Good news for Witcher fans as it seems like Netflix’ The Witcher is here to stay and so is Henry Cavil. It goes without saying that the Witcher series is one of the most popular fantasy series across all formats. Whether it’s TV, video games, or books, the stories of Geralt of Rivia have left a huge impact everywhere. With the second season coming this December and season 3 already confirmed, here’s what Henry Cavill has to say.
Henry Cavill of Rivia
Henry Cavil is most popular for his role as DC’s iconic superhero Man of Steel. However, he has also made a great impact with The Witcher series. As you may know, Henry Cavil portrays the Witcher called Geralt of Rivia, who is a mutant made to kill monsters. Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novel series acts as the source material for the series as well as the games.
Many of you might also be aware that Henry Cavill is a huge fan of the Witcher universe. He also has played the games multiple times. Even during the lockdown, he spent his time playing Witcher 3 on Deathmarch difficulty. Due to his commitment and hard work, he now portrays Geralt of Rivia on the screen which is a dream come true for any fan. Due to his Fandom, he is made an even deeper commitment to the role.
Cavill said that he’s committed to showrunner Lauren Hissrich’s seven-year plan for The Witcher. This means that Netflix and Hissrich want to finish telling the tale of The Witcher; at least 5 more seasons. Recent reports also claim that Henry Cavil is being paid pretty well for his role. It is clear that Netflix is confident with the Witcher series.
“Absolutely, as long as we can keep telling great stories which honor [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work,” said Cavil when asked if he’ll continue the portrayal.
The Witcher Future Seasons
Witcher season 2 is all set to release on Netflix on 17th December 2021, and most of the surviving cast will be returning. Season 1 had stories from The Last Wish and Swords of Destiny. Season 2 is supposed to introduce the fans to the main saga i.e. The Blood of Elves which will kick off the main narrative of the series.
After Blood of Elves, there are 4 main books in the series which will span across 5 seasons. But that is not it because if the series is a hit throughout, then who knows, Netflix may even extend it. As you may know, the games are a sequel to the books, so the Witcher series has more stories to tell. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and focus on what’s confirmed.
This season will introduce some prominent characters from the series including Eskel, Lambert, and Vesemir. Also, as seen in the trailer, it has received a huge CGI and VFX buff, so it’s shaping up to be a great season. Apart from this, a prequel series called The Witcher: Blood Origin has also been confirmed which is set 1200 years before the current narrative.
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