Despite a lack of love from critics, Netflix\u2019s adaptation of The Witcher has proven to be a huge success, and everyone is in love with Henry Cavill\u2019s supposedly emotionless Geralt of Rivia. Though it\u2019s become a running gag that Geralt mostly talks in grunts (\u201cHmm.\u201d), showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich reveals that he was supposed to be a lot more talkative in early drafts of the show.\r\n\r\nTalking to Collider, Hissrich comments:\r\n\r\n"In the first episode, when I originally wrote it, Geralt spoke a lot because that\u2019s what he\u2019s like in the books. People always think of Geralt as stoic, but in the books he talks nonstop. When we were on set and especially when we got in the cutting rooms, we realized we didn\u2019t actually need all that exposition\u2026 Henry brings such a depth and layered performance to Geralt that we don\u2019t need him to tell us everything he\u2019s feeling."\r\n\r\nWhen it came to Geralt talking in \u201cHmm\u201ds, Hissrich continued, "He can do it in a single look or a grunt. He grunts a lot. We immediately started pulling back on that and by the time we shot the final episode, the script much more matches what\u2019s onscreen because together we really learned what was working.\u201d\r\n\r\nSince the character of Geralt is pretty gruff, I imagine that it would be in his character not to talk very much, as is the rule with \u201cTV tough guys\u201d. Having him very talkative kind of doesn\u2019t fit, since his character is supposed to be alienated by most people.\r\n\r\nIn the end, I think Cavill makes for a very great version of Geralt. What I wish is for the show to come up with less campy dialogue. I mean, Game of Thrones was able to pull it off; I just wish the show didn\u2019t have the word \u201cdestiny\u201d said out loud five times per episode.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/eb90gqGYP9c\r\n\r\nCatch The Witcher now on Netflix.