The scene is familiar across the books, games and now small screen adaptation telling the monster hunter’s story. In The Witcher 3 game, Geralt is seen in the bathtub with his feet sticking out – but no feet are in sight on Netflix.
In an interview with BBC Radio One, Cavill recounted his process to bring the scene to life – and why it might look a bit different. “I was trying to put my feet up, and I couldn’t – the bath was the wrong shape,” he said. “But I thought that might have been a bit much, as well.”
“It’s a very iconic moment, and a lot of people attribute it to the games, and yes the games absolutely brought that forward into an iconic moment, but it is also from the books. I don’t know how many people realised how iconic it was that there was already a visual attached, so when I was getting into the bath, I was sitting there thinking ‘I wonder if anyone knows how much this is going to explode, this particular scene.'”
Elsewhere, before the first eight-episode season had even aired, The Witcher was renewed for a second season, due for release in 2021.