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The Witcher Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Launch, New Images Released

November 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Netflix’s new dark fantasy television series, The Witcher, has yet to launch its first season, but it’s already been picked up for its second one. Netflix confirmed the news this week, and the writing team also confirmed that they’ve been hard at work at writing Season 2.

Per the announcement, The Witcher Season 2 launches later in 2021. The first season will debut on the streaming service in December. The good news for fans is that they are guaranteed at least two seasons of the show. However, the bad news is that they are not guaranteed more than two seasons for now. Previously, showrunner Lauren Hissrich talked about a plan for seven seasons for the story. Netflix doesn’t always have the greatest track record when it comes to original shows going past a second or third season, while there are some exceptions.

According to show staff writer Declan de Barra, the team has already completed the scripts for Season 2 ahead of filming. He posted on Twitter on Wednesday (Nov. 13), “And to top it off, we’ve been sneakily writing away on Season two all year. All of the scripts are already in the bag.”

Based on the best-selling fantasy book series Andrzej Sapkowski, the upcoming show will center around a famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). The show is set in the world of The Continent, which is a place where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

The upcoming series also stars Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, and Emma Appleton. It debuts on Netflix on Friday, December 20. All eight episodes for the first season will be available at launch.

Netflix also posted some new images from season one, which you can see below:

New Images From The Witcher