Netflix has renewed The Witcher for a third season, three months before the Henry Cavill-led fantasy series (finally) returns, the streaming service revealed during its online fan event Tudum Saturday.
Additionally, Netflix is further building out The Witcher franchise by ordering a second anime feature and a new kids and family series. That is along with its already-in-the-works prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. The first anime feature, Nightmare of the Wolf, premiered last month.
The Witcher makes its long-awaited return on Dec. 17, 2021, roughly two years after it debuted as Netflix’s most-watched original series (according to its own self-reported metrics).
Here’s the official description for Season 2 of The Witcher:
Convinced Yennefer’s (Anya Chalotra) life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
Watch the newest footage from The Witcher Season 2
The series stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Princess Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, and Joey Batey as Jaskier. Joining them in the second season are a bulk of new characters portrayed by Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve), Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders), Yasen Atour (Young Wallender), Agnes Bjorn, Basil Eidenbenz (Fast and Furious 9), Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl), Mecia Simson (Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model) and more.