Netflix renews The Witcher for season 2

The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes
The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes /

The Witcher season 2 is happening at Netflix! The Netflix original series starring Henry Cavill has been renewed for season 2.

The Witcher is coming back for season 2!

According to a report from TheWrap, Netflix renewed The Witcher for season 2 prior to the release of the first season. The Witcher is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 20.

Netflix announced the renewal on Twitter with a graphic that includes two swords. Fans of the video games and stories by Andrzej Sapkowski know what that’s all about.

This is great news! It shows Netflix is committed to telling this story and seeing it through at least a second season. With the show coming back for season 2 already, it seems clear Netflix has a longterm plan in place for this series. I’d be surprised if it ended after two seasons at this point.

Check out the announcement from Netflix below!

Many Netflix subscribers probably don’t have this show on their radar yet. It’s still more than a month away from the season 1 release on Netflix, and that might as well be a million years away for some people. Those people will know about this show very soon, though.

The Witcher will be one of the best and biggest Netflix shows of the year, and it has the potential to be the biggest post-Game of Thrones fantasy show. The series follows Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, who is a monster hunter on The Continent, before and after he meets Yennefer, a sorceress, played by Anya Chalotra, and Ciri, played by Freya Allan.

We still don’t know a lot about the story and what will happen, but we do know this show is more than just a cool fantasy show. Hissrich told Netflix Life at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that this show is about family and those who are outsiders, basically, coming together.

According to the report, The Witcher season 2 begins production in 2020, and the season will be released sometime in 2021 on Netflix. With the early renewal, production can start a little bit sooner than if Netflix would have waited until a month or two after the series premiere to order the renewal.

There’s no reason for Netflix to rush production on season 2 to try to get it released in 2020. We don’t know how long it will take, but with the second season also being eight episodes, according to the report, we have to imagine it will take at least six months, and probably more.

Netflix should allow Hissrich and the show’s creative team to take their time with this show. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and we definitely don’t want the fatigue to set in like it *probably* did with the biggest fantasy show of all time that ended earlier this year.

We’ll let you know more about the Netflix original series when we find out!

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