Rumors of Netflix’s renewal of the upcoming fantasy hit The Witcher starring Henry Cavill have been circulating for a while, and now it’s official. A new report from The Wrap confirms that the show has been picked up for a second season, a month ahead of the first season’s release.
Season two of The Witcher will again be eight episodes, with filming to begin early next year.
Showrunner Lauren S Hissrich said: “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.”
Two other interesting details are mentioned in the report. Firstly, The Witcher‘s second season is skipping 2020 with a 2021 launch window. Secondly, the production is indeed not returning to Hungary (where most of the first season was filmed) and is instead being relocated to England.
UPDATE: Writer Declan de Barra has now confirmed that the scripts for season two have already been written.
With Netflix’s recent deal with Shepperton Studios, and with rumors circulating, it’s likely that pre-production will begin in the coming weeks.
Fans of Redanian Intelligence know what this means. The casting season has begun, and this time we’re looking for a member of our own. Dijkstra, here we come!