Weeks before The Witcher
’s launch on Netflix
, the streamer has renewed the fantasy series starring Henry Cavill
for a second season. (See the announcement below). Netflix said Wednesday that production on the eight-episode Season 2 will begin in early 2020 in London for a planned debut in 2021.
All eight episodes of The Witcher
Season 1 will premiere globally on December 20.
The series is based on the namesake fantasy novels, though the brand is widely known through the bestselling video game franchise. It stars Cavill as the grim Geralt of Rivia, the bane of supernatural beasties.
The synopsis from Netflix: “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.”Anya Chalotra
and Freya Allan