The Witcher is one of the most popular series on Netflix and Season 2 has shown a great improvement over Season 1, which was very criticized for its way of structuring time jumps throughout episodes. Now Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt of Rivia on the series, has admitted in a new interview with Digital Spy that the criticisms of Season 1 were “fair. Absolutely fair“.
“It’s hard to follow those things, especially when you follow three different characters“, dice Cavill. “Even if you know the lore, they are two moments of the characters from a completely original story. Keeping up is tricky“.
As we pointed out in our review of Season 2, the series has learned from its mistakes and has opted for a more direct time progression … although there are still times when it visits the past with a better execution. And it’s something Cavill agrees with: “I think it’s a little clearer. And I think that’s a good thing“.
Finally, Cavill spoke of how hard the filming was due to restrictions due to the COVID pandemic. “I think the most difficult thing about the whole pandemic was, honestly, for everyone to wear masks on set, because it removes a lot of the human component.. You can’t shake hands with people. You can’t hug them and you can’t see their faces. They can see my face, but I can’t see theirs, so I miss a lot of the normal human signals that you have.“.
The actor has also recently spoken about faithfulness to the Season 2 books and his expectations for Season 3. According to his statements, he should be more faithful to the books. The first trailer for the prequel series The Witcher: The First Warlock, which is set 1200 years before the original series, was also recently announced.