Netflix is going all-in with its upcoming The Witcher series. It’s hitting the service December 20, but ahead of its first season, Netflix is confident enough to renew it for another season. The season will follow in the footsteps of its original season with a total of eight episodes.
The exact number of seasons we’ll actually get is unsure. With a total of seven mapped out seasons, it’s possible this series will live on for that long, akin to Game of Thrones, but it may lose momentum or lack the expected viewership.
The announcement doesn’t fall long after Lauren Hissrich, The Witcher series’ showrunner, announced a whole seven seasons were mapped out. They must really believe the project will be a moneymaker if they already have renewed it for this second season.
The Witcher will star Henry Cavill of Mission Impossible – Fallout and Man of Steel fame as Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan are also to star in the series as Yennefer and Ciri respectively.
Jason F. Brown, Tomek Baginski, Mike Ostrowski, Sean Daniel, Steve Gaub, and Jaroslaw Sawkoare are confirmed to be executive producers to be returning from season one. The main cast and crew aren’t the only to return, but they’ve yet to announce much more.
The Witcher will launch December 20, 2019, with all eight episodes available from the get-go.