Fans of the upcoming The Witcher adaptation from Netflix have been receiving a steady wave of looks at the series, from key art and images to a teaser that had them feeling (cautiously) optimistic for Henry Cavill's (Justice League) turn as Geralt. Then the trailer hit (more on that below), and suddenly fans found themselves anxiously counting the days down until The Witcher hits the streaming service, on December 20th.
Now fans can distract themselves from their wait for the first season by speculating on where the series will go with its second season. Netflix has geiven a greenlight for a second season of the adaptation, with Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan set to return. The 8-episode second season begins production in London in early 2020, with a season debut projected for 2021.
"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."
– Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Showrunner
With a little more than a month to go, fans are getting a new look at Chalotra's sorceress Yennefer – thanks to the folks at the streaming service's NX Twitter account (with images following):
Based on the best-selling series of fantasy novels, The Witcher tells an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), a powerful sorceress, and Ciri (Freya Allan), a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (Justice League) as Geralt, Anya Cholatra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer, Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) as Ciri, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (The End of the F**king World) as Renfri.
In addition, The Witcher cast includes Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, and Anna Shaffer as Triss.
Back in July, Netflix gave fans what they were asking for with a first-look at equine hero Roach:
Here's a look at the original Twitter post from the series' account:
As well as the tweet from Netflix's NX account, where they jokingly "confess" to finally giving in to fan demands:
Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, the upcoming fantasy series features Cavill's Geralt wielding some serious steel of his own as he struggles to survive and find his place in a world where the monsters he hunts can be far less dangerous than the people around him.
Here's a look at the initial key art for The Witcher – as well as at Cavill's Geralt, Cholatra's Yennefer, and Allan's Ciri: