Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of famed video game series The Witcher has yet to officially premiere, yet the on-demand streaming service has already moved to confirm the show for a second season.
The official blurb from Netflix on renewing the Henry Cavill-starrer reads:
Netflix today announced a second season pick up for The Witcher, the brand new fantasy drama, based on the best-selling series of books.
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich commented: “I am so excited that before viewers dive into season one, we are already able to confirm that we’ll be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, and to showcase more of the amazing work that our cast and crew have delivered.”
The second season will begin production in London early in 2020, for a planned debut in 2021.
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, will all return for the sophomore season.
The Witcher season 2 will also feature eight episodes.
Executive Producers for season two will be Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub and Jarosław Sawko. Directors and additional cast information will follow in due course.
The Witcher began life as a bestselling book series from Andrzej Sapkowski, with it then being turned into a massively successful video game franchise. Elsewhere, there has been a comic book title and also a Polish TV take. The loose gist of the property sees it centre on a travelling monster hunter who has to battle his way through a medieval fantasy world.
The Witcher will debut on Netflix on December 20th.