Months Ahead of Season 2 Premiere The Witcher Renewed For Season 3
Netflix has given The Witcher an early renewal, greenlighting Season 3 months before Season 2 arrives in December. On Saturday, the streamer revealed a slew of The Witcher news at its virtual fan event Tudum.
The Witcher, one of Netflix’s most popular shows in 2019, stars Henry Cavill as the grim Geralt of Rivia, the bane of supernatural beasties, in a story about the intertwined destinies of three people in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witches, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil are not easily distinguished.
The Witcher Season 2 will premiere on December 17 and will follow Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia as he seeks to bring Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan) to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen, after being convinced that Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) died at the gruesome Battle of Sodden. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons vie for supremacy beyond its borders, Geralt must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses within.
Schmidt Hissrich is the executive producer of The Witcher. Executive producers include Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub, and Jaroslaw Sawko. Tudum from Netflix shared clips from The Witcher Season 2 and announcing the series’ Season 3 renewal.
In addition, Netflix will delve even deeper into The Witcher universe, expanding the franchise with kids and family series and a second anime feature film. The untitled upcoming anime film is the second in The Witcher franchise to be released on Netflix. Netflix released The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf earlier this year, following the exploits of Geralt’s mentor and predecessor, Vessemir.
The Witcher fun continued at Tudum, as the creative team of The Witcher: Blood Origin brought behind-the-scenes footage from the game. Set in an elven world 1200 years before The Witcher’s world, Blood Origin will follow the creation of the prototype Witcher, as well as the events that led to the pivotal ‘Conjunction of the Spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to form one.
Laurence O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh, Sophie Brown, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis, and Dylan Moran star in the series. The cast also includes Jacob Collins-Levy, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli, Francesca Mills, Amy Murry, and Zach Wyatt.
Declan de Barra will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Executive producers are Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Matt O’Toole. Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as the project’s creative consultant. Hivemind’s Jason Brown and Sean Daniel and Platige Films’ Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko will serve as executive producers.
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