Proving one of Netflix’s most popular series in 2019, even as it only arrived on the service a month ago, the big-budget fantasy epic “The Witcher” has been a big success story for the streamer.
A second season was already assured before it went to air, but anticipation for more episodes rocketed skyward in the wake of the debut season and so many want to know when in the world we’ll see more.
Now, the show’s leading man Henry Cavill has taken to social media to announce that pre-production will begin almost immediately on the next batch of episodes which will shoot this year for a release most likely in early 2021. Cavill says:
“Hello everybody, I’m back. I have been enjoying my Christmas break, perhaps a little too much at some points, but now it is back to work. Pre-production will be starting very shortly on Witcher season 2. I see that you’ve all enjoyed Witcher season one, thank you very much for that, and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll be giving you updates on here as time goes on.”
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich returns as showrunner on the new episodes which are again set in a medieval fictional world on a landmass known as “the Continent” where solitary monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Cavill) sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) and Cintran princess Ciri (Freya Allan) who find their destinies tied together.