Netflix has renewed its upcoming The Witcher series for a second season.
Consisting of eight episodes, the second season will begin production in London early in 2020, ahead of a planned debut in 2021.
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.”
Netflix only recently confirmed a December 20 launch date for The Witcher’s first season, which will also consist of eight episodes.
At the same time, it released a new trailer for the adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novels, offering a look at monster hunter Geralt (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer (Anya Cholatra) and princess Ciri (Freya Allan) in action.
Netflix describes The Witcher as “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.”
According to CD Projekt, the Witcher games have sold more than 40 million copies across three releases since launching in 2007.