The Witcher: Netflix renews Henry Cavill's fantasy drama for second instalment a month ahead of Season 1 premiere

Press Trust of India

Nov 14, 2019 12:48:30 IST

Henry Cavill-starrer The Witcher will return for a sophomore season, Netflix announced on Thursday. The development came ahead of the launch of the fantasy drama, which is slated to start streaming from 20 December.

Based on the series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher follows 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.

Here is the announcement

Cavill leads the cast as Geralt of Rivia, alongside Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, series showrunner, is excited about the renewal of the eight episode-show.

"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," Hissrich said in a statement.

Other previously announced cast include Jodhi May, Bjrn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Emma Appleton, among others.

Details about the director of the series and additional cast members will be announced soon.

Production for season two will begin in London in early 2020 and the streamer plans to release the new chapter in 2021.

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Updated Date: Nov 14, 2019 12:48:30 IST