Henry Cavill responds to criticism of The Witcher

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21 Dec 2021, 14:11

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The Witcher has proved hugely popular since it started streaming on Netflix back in 2019, but there’s something that a number of viewers have an issue with, and now one of the show’s stars has had his say on the matter. 

The first season of the fantasy series was criticised by some people for being a little too complicated with regard to its non-linear structure and multiple timelines, with many viewers finding it somewhat disorientating. 

When asked whether he thought the ciritism was fair, Henry Cavill, who plays monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, said "I think fair. Absolutely fair.”

Speaking to Digital Spy, he continued: “It's tough to keep track of those things, especially when you're following three different characters. Even if you know the lore, it's two of the characters in a completely original story. To keep up with it is tricky.”

The star actor added that season two, which landed on Netflix last week, is less complex. “I think it's a bit more clear. And I think that's a good thing,” he said. 

When he joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky recently, Henry said that receiving pushback when making an adaptation should be expected, and that it is a positive thing. He told Chris: “I’m a huge fan of the original source material. The books came first, then the games, and so you always expect pushback, because when something’s a book first, everyone already has a mental image of everything that’s going on, and I’m all for that. I love going online and reading all the stuff and seeing what people have to say. I think it’s important.”

The Witcher seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Netflix. You can read Chris Evans’ interview with Henry Cavill, in which he talks more about The Witcher and his chances of being the next James Bond, here.