Henry Cavill’s The Witcher Renewed for Season 2 Before Airing Season 1
The Witcher won’t debut until next month, but Netflix is high on the upcoming fantasy series.
The streamer just tweeted out that they’ve gone ahead and greenlit Season 2 of the show, which stars Henry Cavill as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.
The story has Geralt crossing paths with a powerful sorceress and a young princess as they traverse the continent together having adventures and such.
Netflix dropped a full trailer for the first season a couple of weeks ago.
It makes sense why Netflix is investing so heavily in the series. It has name-brand recognition and offers the grim-and-gritty fantasy that made Game of Thrones a hit.
Whether that will translate to success for the Netflix series remains to be seen, but either way, folks who give it a shot can at least rest easy knowing they’ll get two seasons of the show.
The second season, like the first, will run for eight episodes and is set to begin production in London early 2020 with plans for a fall 2021 premiere on the streaming service.
Though Netflix has picked up shows for multi-season orders in the past, this marks one of the first times the streaming service has granted a renewal ahead of the viewership numbers coming in.
The first season of The Witcher series will be available to stream on Netflix beginning December 20.