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Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2

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Netflix has renewed The Witcher for Season 2, before the first season has even aired.

Based on the bestselling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League) leads the cast, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside Anya Cholatra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack and MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia.

The show marks a big push by Netflix into the fantasy arena, as it joins the growing number of broadcasters and streamers attempting to make the next Game of Thrones. The Witcher saga is a strong choice for source material, with its most recent novel published in 2013 and a slew of board game and video game adaptations that have helped build a large fanbase.

Season 1 is already highly anticipated, as it prepares to debut on Netflix on 20th December. Now, Netflix has announced an eight-episode second season will begin production in early 2020, with Cavill, Allan and Chalotra set to return, alongside showrunner Schmidt Hissrich and exec-producers Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub and Jarosław Sawko.

“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.

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