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Why Geralt's New Armor In The Witcher Season 2 Means More Than You Think

One of the big hits for Netflix in recent years has been the fantasy series "The Witcher." Adapted from a series of books by writer Andrzej Sapkowski, the show follows the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, played by "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill. As the titular Witcher, Geralt is a monster hunter who's been given an upper hand thanks to magic. The series also follows Ciri, the princess of Cintra, played by Freya Allan, and Yennefer, a part-elf sorceress, played by Anya Chalotra. The show's success has even led Netflix to greenlight a third season before the second season even airs (via Twitter).

Cavill has previously opened up about his love for the show's source material, having been introduced to the world via the video game adaptation of the series, and endearing himself to fans even before the first season was released. Cavill has reportedly influenced changes in the personality of Geralt between seasons, but that is not the only change the character will undergo. Geralt will also be getting new armor in Season 2, which carries more significance than first meets the eye.

Cavill was involved in the character's redesign

A Netflix Press Release revealed that Henry Cavill himself helped design Geralt's new armor, working with the show's costume designer Lucinda Wright. Cavill spoke about how the new armor "has made it a lot easier for me to move and fight," adding that he and Wright put a lot of effort into coming up with the new armor quickly.

The armor also has significance beyond simply providing a new look for Geralt. Cavill went on to speak about how this signifies the first time Geralt has opted to actually stay in one place for an extended period of time. Cavill pointed out how, due to constantly traveling, Geralt has never had the opportunity to either buy or make new armor, and him taking the time to look through the dungeons of Kaer Morhen, where he and Ciri (Freya Allen), are currently located, shows that Geralt is willing to at least stop for a while, long enough to find some armor and take the time to alter it to fit him.

Season 2 of "The Witcher" is set to release on Netflix on December 17, with Season 1 already available on the streaming platform.