If you have played the Witcher game trilogy from CD Projekt Red, you might have noticed the resemblance of Geralt’s voice quality from both the games and the Netflix series.
Henry Cavill’s delivery as Geralt donning a husky and deep voice quality is identical to the performance of voice actor Doug Cockle in the games, but Cavill said that it was a total happy accident, according to Asiaone news.
Meant to be different
Last weekend in the WitcherCon interview, Cavill admitted that his Geralt voice was meant to be quite different. When the series was in development phase, Cavil asked executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich if he could add some gruff to his voice, she turned him down and said that he should stick to his natural speaking voice instead. That was the original plan and it would’ve made Geralt’s voice sound different.
Nevertheless, upon his return from a Christmas filming vacation to shoot a scene featuring Geralt and King Foltest, Cavill just forgot about the plan. He only was made aware of his actions after the scene was finished. “That happened by accident, and then afterwards I was like, ‘Oh my god, I just played a whole scene in the wrong voice’, he said.
Inspired by the games
However, the scene turned out to be fine and the producers kept it. Cavill turned out liking his voice and said that it was inspired by the games he played before he was casted as Geralt, however he was a little bit worried.
He said, “ It made a lot of things better when it came to delivery of certain lines, and delivery of certain dialogue.”
“I know it’s very similar to Doug Cockle’s amazing work. That was definitely a concern. I don’t want to seem like I’m plagiarizing another professional’s extraordinary work. I had a look at it, had a listen to it, and I thought, actually they are different enough. It’s clearly inspired by—but I did my own thing, and then I spoke to Alec and I spoke to Lauren, and they both said, ‘It’s okay, actually, if you want to do that, we can go with that, and we’ll redo the rest,’ he added.
What we know so far about Season 2?
“Convinced that Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside,” taken from the official synopsis of Season 2 on Netflix.
During the WitcherCon, producer Lauren revealed that Season 2 will focus on Geralt becoming a father figure to Ciri as they venture into Kaer Morhen once she began her training.
Fans know that the first episode will focus on their journey towards the Witcher fortress and also the importance of the inclusion of Nivellen. In the bigger picture, the Northern Kings will battle Nilfgaard and will eventually triumph.
Based also from the trailer, the disappearance of Yennefer will finally be resolved. Her next action will obviously inform the strain outside the Kaer Morhen. Another aspect that is omnipresent in the series is the waning of monsters. The number of the fantastic beasts of the Continent will continue to decline as the realm progresses to modernity.
You can watch the whole interview of Cavill from WitcherCon on Youtube. The interview is quite fascinating, Cavill drops references about Warhammer 40K, flexing his RTX 3090 and reveals he couldn’t beat the Witcher 3. For other exciting games, create an account in an online casino for games with real money.
Netflix will drop The Witcher Season 2 on December 17, plus an animated movie in August.