Ahead of the first season’s release

Just weeks before the launch of Netflix’s The Witcher, the streaming service has renewed the fantasy series for a second season.

Netflix has said that production on the eight-episode second season will begin in early 2020 in London, ahead of a planned 2021 debut.

The series is based on the fantasy novels of the same name, although the brand is probably more globally known through the best-selling video game franchise. It stars former Superman actor Henry Cavill as the grim and grey Geralt of Rivia, the nemesis of all supernatural beasties.

The synopsis from Netflix 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.”

Along with Cavill, co-stars Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri) will return for the second outing.

Series creator and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said as part of the announcement, “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.”

All episodes of Season 1 of The Witcher will be available on Netflix from December 20th.

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