Netflix today announced that the soon-to-be-launched fantasy-drama, The Witcher, will return for a second season. Season 1 of the show, based on the best-selling book series will launch on the streaming service on 20 December 2019. The renewal places The Witcher in a rare list of series to have been renewed even before the launch of the first season.
The series’ showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said, “I’m so thrilled that before fans have even seen our first season, we are able to confirm that we’ll be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri.” Executive Producers for season two will be Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Tomek Baginski, Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski and Steve Gaub.
I’m so thrilled to announce: Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri will be back for more adventures… in Season Two.
I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us. ❤️⚔️🐺 pic.twitter.com/evWoHvUl1e
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) November 13, 2019
The second season will see the key cast, including Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer, and Freya Allan (The Third Day, Into The Badlands) as Ciri, return. Details about the director of the series and additional cast members will be announced soon.
Production for Season 2 will begin in London, early 2020, for a planned debut in 2021. The Witcher season 2 will also feature eight episodes.
The Witcher season 1 will debut on Netflix on December 20. You can find more about the show here.