The Witcher Netflix series isn’t even here yet and it’s already been confirmed for a season 2, which bodes well for the quality we can expect when the show arrives next month. Given that showrunner Lauren Hisrich mentioned that she has 7 seasons worth of content to sift through, it looks like season 2 is more than ready to get started.
According to Variety, The Witcher season 2 is slated to begin production at the first part of 2020 in London, with eight new episodes and a 2021 release window. When talking about the latest announcement, the showrunner mentioned “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.”
As for the future of the show: “I’ve [mapped out stories] for seven seasons. Right now it’s just about, ‘How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?’ The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to,” said showrunner Lauren Hissrich in a recent interview with SFX magazine.
With a tagline of “The Witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts,” it’s hard not to be totally amped for the upcoming 8-episode long series!
The upcoming show stars Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill as the main protagonist himself, alongside Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold. The author of the books himself is also on board with the project, working as the creative consultant for Hissrich’s vision.
The Witcher Netflix series officially debuts on December 20th!