Netflix has just confirmed The Witcher has already been commissioned for a second series.
Season one of the fantasy drama hasn’t even landed on the streaming service, yet bosses have already bagged a second installment.
Check out the trailer for season one here:
The Witcher tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who kills mythical beasts for money. Despite his cynicism, Geralt does help those who need his help as he travels across the fictional land of The Continent.
Speaking of the season two announcement, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said:
I am so excited that before viewers dive into season one, we are already able to confirm that we’ll be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, and to showcase more of the amazing work that our cast and crew have delivered.
The series is a fantasy drama created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and is based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski.
It has already been turned into a video game series and comic books, however some people have hailed the forthcoming TV series as Netflix’s answer to Game of Thrones.
The key cast both seasons includes Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible) as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) as Yennefer, and Freya Allan (The Third Day) as Ciri.
Netflix’s synopsis reads:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
With regards to what we can expect from the upcoming series, it’s been described as a ‘very adult show’ by showrunner Lauren Hissrich – so you’d better get the kids tucked up in bed before putting it on.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Hissrich said it was important to her that ‘any violence or sex drives the story and is not there just for shock value’.
The very first season of The Witcher will be available to watch from December 20 this year, and will no doubt make for a perfect break from Christmas films.
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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.