So, by now, a lot of people have seen Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher starring Henry Cavill in the title role as Geralt of Rivia.
Among the many ads and promos the streaming giant made for the series, few have been as effective as Cavill sitting down to read the opening chapter of the first book in Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski‘s Witcher series titled The Last Wish in which Geralt is introduced for the first time.
While reviews for the show, itself, were mixed, the general consensus on the promo video is that it’s an unmitigated hit with over 2.5 million views and 165,000 likes. Honestly, it’s not hard to see why.
The powerfully muscled Cavill enters the solitary grey-walled room, pours himself a healthy portion of whiskey, and settles into a high-backed leather chair to read as he stares seductively into the camera from time to time to make sure we’re all still watching.
Yes, Mr. Cavill, we’re still watching.
I’m not naming any names, but I know more than a few people who would probably watch it on a loop and never get bored.
The only real problem here is that there’s only one video with him reading the one chapter. That’s not nearly enough!
Mr. Cavill, we are home, bored, self-isolating and quarantined and we know that production has been stalled on the new season because of Covid-19 restrictions. You don’t have to go to a fancy studio with professional lighting and sets. You could just start recording chapters from home for us!
Maybe we should start one of those online petitions? We’re sure Sapkowski would approve.
Just, you know, do us a favor and wear that shirt every so often while you’re doing it…
If you haven’t seen the video yet, take a look below and check out Henry Cavill in season one of The Witcher on Netflix!