Before fans have even seen the first episode, Netflix has announced that the second season of The Witcher is coming. This is big news for series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who has said that she’s already planned out seven series worth of material.
“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,” Hissrich said in a public statement. Star Henry Cavill is likely excited as well, being a fan of Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series and CD Projekt Red’s video games based on it.
It’s unclear whether test screenings went well or if Netflix just has a lot of faith in the project. Either way, fans have been waiting patiently since the announcement and anticipation has built with every piece of news that’s come out.
When that first trailer dropped and Cavill stood as the mutated Geralt of Rivia with glimpses of action sequences and real human emotion, fans knew that this series was in good care. Then, earlier this month, visual effects supervisor Julian Parry told SFX magazine that the series would focus more on horror than fantasy; which many had hoped would be the case.
Henry Cavill will leap into battle on December 20, 2019. Joining him in his travels will be Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as the sorceress Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri, the princess of Cintra. Other supporting cast members include MyAnna Buring (The Descent, Ripper Street), Adam Levy (Rome, Gladiator), and Jodhi May (The Last of the Mohicans, Gentleman Jack).
Getting this renewal so early bodes well for the creators and fans alike. With the books, games, and their own creativity, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and her team have plenty to draw from for a second season; and hopefully, for the seven that she has in mind.
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