Netflix Confident: ‘The Witcher’ Already Has a Second Season in the Works

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The first season isn’t streaming yet, but Netflix is keen to get more lined up.

The streaming giant has already decided that upcoming series The Witcher is to get a second season. It’s certainly a confident move from Netflix, and suggests they forecast the show to be a big one. Indeed, the hype has already been building nicely online. Let’s just hope that the faith in what they have is warranted.

An adaptation of the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which has spawned comics, tabletop games and a hugely successful video game series, The Witcher will have Cavill playing a solitary monster hunter struggling to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. When destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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“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,” said showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

As with the first, the second season will have 8 episodes. Production will be taking place in London in early 2020, with release expected in 2021. We still have over a month until season 1 of The Witcher arrives: December 20.

The official Witcher Netflix Instagram account released the following poster as the season 2 order was announced:

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Destiny cannot be denied.

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