The fantasy drama with Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan, which will premiere on Netflix on December 20, will continue, with a new season, seen in a statement from the streaming platform.
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said: “I am glad that before the fans see the first season, we can confirm the return to the Continent and the continuation of the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, to further demonstrate the extraordinary work of the actors and the team”. In fact, Lauren Schmidt has the ambition to produce seven seasons. Details here.
The second season will start production in London, in early 2020, for a planned launch in 2021.
Actors Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Man of Steel) as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The Third Day, Into The Badlands) who will play Ciri she will return in season 2, despite previous information that many central characters will perish in the first season.
The Witcher season 2 will have eight episodes, just like the first season.
Executive producers for season two will be Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub, and Jarosław Sawko. The directors and actors in the supporting roles will be confirmed later.
Based on the fantasy bestseller of the same name, The Witcher is an epic tale of destiny and family. The story of three destinies that enter the vast world of the “Continent”, where people, elves, witches, gnomes and monsters fight to survive and evolve and where good to evil is not easily identified.
Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible – Fallout, Justice League), headliner in The Witcher saga, will play the role of Geralt from Rivia, along with the main characters, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan ( The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri. Other previously announced characters are: Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill) List) who will play Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, Emma Appleton (The End of The F ** king World) as Renfri, Eamon Farren ( The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks in the role of Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) will be Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) will play Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) will be Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) will play Triss.
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