Netflix’s The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich said that she has a seven-season plan for the show in 2019, before it went live. The show’s successful reception means that this could very well become a reality — and it’s one that series star Henry Cavill says he’s fully committed to doing.
Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Cavill said that he is on board with the plan. Asked if he’d do every season, should Netflix go through with it, the Superman actor said, “Absolutely.”
“As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor [Witcher author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work,” he added.
During the interview, Hissrich confirmed Cavill’s recent remarks about playing a more “intellectual” Geralt of Rivia in the show’s second season and praised the actor for coming up with the suggestion.
“This season, I really wanted to make sure that we represented the book’s Geralt more accurately, and that we saw him speak more,” Cavill said in an interview with Total Film. “I pushed really, really hard for that.”
“A lot of the notes he was sending to me [after season one] 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.”
Hissrich previously said that the upcoming season of The Witcher, which releases in December, “plumbs completely new emotional depths for Geralt—as a lost love, as a father, as a son, as a brother, as a Witcher. It’s a delight to see.”
In addition to The Witcher, Cavill is a busy actor these days with multiple projects lined up. He has signed on to star in a reboot of the 1980s fantasy epic, Highlander, and is slated to play Sherlock Holmes in a sequel to the Netflix movie Enola Holmes. He will also star in the spy film Argylle.
Cavill told the Hollywood Reporter that he would be interested in portraying Captain Britain in a possible extension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I have the internet and I have seen the various rumors about Captain Britain and that would be loads of fun to do a cool, modernized version of that—like the way they modernized Captain America,” Cavill said of the possibility. “There’s something fun about that, and I do love being British.”
The next season of The Witcher will release on Netflix on December 17, and will feature a broader range of characters from the video game and novels, including Vesemir, Eskel, and Lambert.