Gamers are eager to dig into Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher, with one month left to go until Season 1 hits Netflix on December 20. While Season 1 will feature eight episodes in total, fans of the series can expect even more content as Netflix has officially renewed The Witcher for a second season.
Season 2 for Netflix’s The Witcher confirmed
Season 2 of The Witcher will begin production in London in 2020, and will hit Netflix sometime in 2021. Actor Henry Cavill will return as protagonist Geralt of Rivia alongside co-stars Freya Allan as Ciri and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer.
Speaking with Variety, showrunner Lauren Hissrich shared her excitement in regards to the confirmation that The Witcher will begin production of Season 2 in 2020.
“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.”
In the past, Hissrich has made it clear that Netflix’s The Witcher will pull straight from the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. At no point will the show ever pull from the games, though there do appear to be Easter Eggs for fans of the games, such as the inclusion of “Bathtub Geralt” in the release date trailer.
Hissrich has stated that she has seven seasons already mapped out for The Witcher, meaning that fans could potentially get even more content after Season 2 wraps up. Well, as long as Netflix approves.
“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,” Hissrich said.
Season 1 will reportedly focus on worldbuilding, pulling content from Sapkowski’s first book, The Last Wish. In Season 2, fans may see Netflix’s The Witcher expand out into more of the serialized novels from Sapkowski. No matter what Hissrich and the crew do with Season 2, we remain excited to check out Season 1 on Netflix.
If you’re as eager as we are to see actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, be sure to catch Season 1 of The Witcher on Netflix starting December 20.