The Witcher: Henry Cavill Replayed the Games on Hardest Difficulty During Lockdown

Finding the time to play through lengthy video games like CD Projekt Red's The Witcher franchise can be tricky to manage, especially if you are as busy as, say, Netflix's Geralt of Rivia himself, Henry Cavill. But given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cavill managed to find the time during lockdown to replay through the series on their hardest difficulty settings, according to a new interview.

"I decided to put it on the hardest difficulty possible to play, which I've done before, and it was really quite stressful! I forgot quite how stressful it was," Cavill told Total Film in an interview for the new issue of the magazine. "These days I'm not rich in time and so I haven't unfortunately had too much of a chance to have a go with the games again."

In case you somehow missed it, Netflix recently announced a show for kids and families as well as The Witcher Season 3. The first eight-episode season of Netflix's The Witcher is now available on Netflix. Making The Witcher, a documentary special, is also available to stream on Netflix. The first season of The Witcher: A Look Inside the Episodes is also, also available to stream on the platform now. And last, but not least, the anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is also now available.

The Witcher Season 2 will launch on the streaming platform on December 17th. Lauren S. Hissrich serves as showrunner on The Witcher. It stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of RiviaAnya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier. New cast members for Season 2 include Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) as Vesemir, Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca -- among others. You can check out all of our previous coverage of Netflix's The Witcher right here.

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