The highly anticipated third season of Netflix The Witcher is almost here and ahead of the show, star Henry Cavill promises that Geralt will remain as neutral as ever.
In an interview with Netflix Ahead of The Witcher season 3 release, Cavill opened up about the increased stakes for the upcoming season. Though everyone expects this to change Ciris and Geralt’s “overall perspective on things,” Cavill said Geralt will continue to maintain his neutral morality.
“It’s still very intact,” Cavill said. “Geralt has seen how politics works. A lot of it is incredibly selfish. No matter what side someone is on, they do what is right for them. He’s like, ‘Why should I choose sides when the same thing is going to happen?’”
The comments come after Cavill noted that Geralt is usually “very calm about these threats of war, famine and end times”, but things are changing now that people have their eyes on Ciri.
“He says, ‘Look. I’ve been there and done that. It’s not the end times. It’s just going to be another fight…because everyone’s after Ciri. It changes the way he sees things,” Cavill said.
What do we know about Season 3 of The Witcher?
The Witcher Season 3 Volume 1, which will contain episodes one through five, is slated for release on June 29 on the platform. After that, volume 2, which consists of episodes six to eight, will be released on July 27th.
“As monarchs, mages and beasts of the continent compete to capture her, Geralt goes into hiding with Ciri, determined to protect his newly united family from those who threaten to destroy them,” reads the Season 3 synopsis. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads her to the sheltered fortress of Aretuza, where they hope to learn more about the girl’s untapped powers. Instead, they discover they have landed on a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and betrayal. You have to fight back, risk everything – or risk losing each other forever.”
The upcoming third season of The Witcher will be Henry Cavill’s last as the actor will leave the series and Liam Hemsworth will replace him in the role of Geralt of Rivia. However, Cavill will apparently get a “heroic farewell” in season three.
Based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is created and executive produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who also serves as showrunner. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company are executive producers, along with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Image.