Today, Netflix announced it has renewed Henry Cavill’s The Witcher for a second season.
Author Andrzej Sapkowski’s fan-favorite fantasy series The Witcher will soon come to life in a live-action Netflix series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. While The Witcher is still over a month away from premiering on Netflix, the streaming service announced the Henry Cavill series has been renewed for a second season that will consist of eight episodes.
Netflix stated directors and additional cast information will be announced at a later date, but showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will return for the second year of the Henry Cavill series alongside executive producers Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub, and Jarosław Sawko. In a statement, Hissrich expressed her excitement over being to let fans know that the Henry Cavill series will return for a second year even before season one has debuted on Netflix:
“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.”
The second season of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher is scheduled to begin production in London in early 2020 with a planned release date in 20201.
Here is the official synopsis for Henry Cavill’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But 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.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix on December 20, 2019.
Source: The Wrap