Via Twitter, showrunner Lauren Hissrich confirmed herself that a season 2 of The Witcher is on the horizon even before fans have seen the first:
I’m so thrilled to announce: Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri will be back for more adventures… in Season Two.
I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us. ❤️⚔️🐺 pic.twitter.com/evWoHvUl1e
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) November 13, 2019
Further confirmation and details have been provided by Variety, who’ve reported that the second season will debut in 2021 with eight episodes, the same amount as the upcoming first season. Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allen will return to their roles as Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri respectively.
The Witcher follows Henry Cavill as the titular Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who must fight for survival in the battle-torn land that is The Continent, where the definition of good and evil is more of a grey area.
Starting with the acclaimed series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has also inspired adaptation into comics, tabletop games and the hit video game series. Among the latter, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, is renowned as one of the best video games of all time.
Season One of The Witcher will premiere on Netflix on the 20th of December.