The Witcher Season 2 Confirmed by Netflix


Netflix's Henry Cavill-headlined series, The Witcher, lands a second season order over a month before its premiere.

The Witcher Season 2 is a spell that’s already being woven over at Netflix over a month before the arrival of Season 1!

The second season of Netflix’s The Witcher has been officially confirmed, set to manifest with an 8-episode run, which matches the number of episodes for the show’s December-premiering inaugural season. Production on Season 2 will commence in London in early 2020, with a premiere set for fall 2021. Additionally, the show’s main cast trio – Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The Third Day, Into the Badlands) as Ciri – are set to return.

Seemingly indicative of Netflix’s retention of The Witcher‘s key creative personnel, Season 1 showrunner (and the show’s credited creator,) Lauren S. Hissrich enthusiastically announced the Season 2 renewal, bestowing praise on the cast and crew while teasing the further adventures of the show’s main trio.

Netflix’s early order for The Witcher Season 2 arrives at an interesting, potentially bellwether time in the ever-escalating streaming wars, just a day after Disney’s launch of a potentially existential threat of a competitor in the Mouse House’s embarrassment-of-IP-riches streaming platform, Disney+. Indeed, while the reputed spendthrift Netflix recently engaged in a bit of belt-tightening with a spate of series cancellations (The OA, Santa Clarita Diet, Designated Survivor, Chambers, et al), its confidence in The Witcher – a dark fantasy series based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the popular series of video games it’s spawned – has been apparent even from the earliest stages of production.

Further Reading: The Witcher: Netflix Series Brings Magic and Feminism to Fantasy

Hissrich, who’s worked extensively with Netflix as an executive producer on TV offerings The Umbrella Academy, Daredevil and The Defenders, executive-produces The Witcher alongside Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Steve Gaub, Sean Daniel, Jarosław Sawko and Mike Ostrowski.  

While the fall 2021 premiere of The Witcher Season 2 is a long way from now, the wait until the arrival of the show’s first season is, thankfully, a shorter one, with its arrival on Netflix scheduled for December 20. – Of course, we’ll keep you updated right here on the second season developments as they occur!

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Joseph Baxter is a contributor for Den of Geek and Syfy Wire. You can find his work here. Follow him on Twitter @josbaxter.


Joseph Baxter

Nov 13, 2019

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