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The Change Henry Cavill Wanted For Geralt In The Witcher Season 2

Andrzej Sapkowski's "The Witcher" novels have inspired a series of successful games, and the Netflix adaptation hasn't been too shabby, either. The live-action "The Witcher" series ranks among the most popular shows on the streaming platform, and with Season 2 about to arrive on December 17, fans are gearing up to return to the monster-infested Continent and see what Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), Ciri (Freya Allan), and other characters have been up to. 

Season 1 ended with Geralt finally finding Ciri, and Season 2 introduces viewers to Geralt's mentor Vesemir (Kim Bodnia). Both of these things mean that the White Wolf will not be the kind of loner he was during the first batch of episodes, and Cavill has now revealed that this required a new approach to the character. Here's the change Henry Cavill wanted for Geralt in "The Witcher" Season 2.

Cavill wanted a more vocal Geralt

Henry Cavill has already revealed that he originally found Geralt's gruff voice by accident, and in order to truly nail the man from Rivia's essence as Andrzej Sapkowski intended, he lobbied to make sure that said voice is far less monosyllabic in "The Witcher" Season 2. In the new issue of Total Film (via Games Radar), Cavill spoke of his vision of a more talkative, more book-accurate Geralt. 

"This season, I really wanted to make sure that we represented the book's Geralt more accurately, and that we saw him speak more," he said. "I pushed really, really hard for that." 

Of course, Geralt is a man of very, very few words in the first season of "The Witcher," so chances are that even with extra dialogue he's not going to be a chatterbox like Jaskier (Joey Batey). Cavill has also promised that the character's fundamental nature won't change just because he has more lines. "He's still Geralt of Rivia, but he's definitely coming across as more of an intellectual."