‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill Scores Renewal for Season 2 Ahead of Season 1 Debut on Netflix
Showrunner Lauren Hissrich announced the good news on social media. “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,” she posted on Twitter.
“The Witcher” season 2 is headed back on the set early next year with a plan to release in 2021. Cavill will reprise his role as the witcher Geralt of Rivia, while Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan will also return to play Yennefer and Ciri.
Netflix will drop eight episodes of “The Witcher” season 1 globally just before Christmas. It’s a vote of confidence from the streaming giant bosses to pick up the show for another season even as the audience has not seen it’s first episodes.
The first season’s synopsis reads: “The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.”
“The Witcher” has been touted as the next “Game of Thrones” in terms of story and size. The series is based on the novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, which was also turned into a fast-selling video game.
Hissrich said early this year that she has a seven-season plan for “The Witcher.”
“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.”