Henry Cavill fully supports showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich’s plan to make seven seasons of The Witcher.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill said he wants to play Geralt of Rivia for seven seasons if the series continues to be made, but he has only one condition. “Absolutely,” Cavill says of supporting Hissrich’s vision. “As long as we can continue to tell great stories that pay tribute to [author] Andrzej Sapkowski’s work.”
Hissirch told THR that Cavill had some ideas for the second season of the series, which will be released on Netflix on December 17, and that he would like his character to become more open in the upcoming episodes.
“A lot of the messages he sent me were about Geralt’s dialogue — he could, for one, say more,” Hissrich says. “Everyone came out of the first season laughing and loving Geralt’s anger. But Henry said that when you read the books you spend a lot of time in Geralt’s head. So how do we make that happen? Meanwhile, I wanted to tell the story that he became a father figure for Ciri. So those two things went together perfectly. He became more open to gain more confidence from Ciri, by speaking more from his heart and soul.”
The first episode of the second season focuses on Andrzej Sapkowski’s A Grain of Truth, the third story in The Last Wish. In that story, Geralt stumbles upon a mansion inhabited by a monstrous and cursed creature known as Nivellen, who is played by Kristofer Hivju in the Netflix series.
The Witcher has already been confirmed to return for a third season as part of Netflix’s “growing Witcher universe”, which now includes a second anime feature film and an all-ages series set in the same world.