As December crawls ever closer, so too does the release of the highly anticipated Netflix Original adaptation The Witcher. Before the series has even been released, Netflix has already taken to renewing the fantasy series for a second season.
The Witcher is one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2019, and could easily be one of the best Netflix Originals to date. Before subscribers and critics have even had a chance to form an opinion on the series, Netflix has ploughed ahead to renew The Witcher for season 2. Confirmation on the renewal of The Witcher has been confirmed by Netflix on social media:
Geralt’s adventure is only beginning….
The Witcher has been renewed for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/6iPrUFeujI
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 13, 2019
Typically, Netflix doesn’t order shows in bulk, nor do they tend to renew titles before the first season has released. Netflix is showing incredibly confidence in the success of The Witcher, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store. Examples of exceptions to this are Orange Is the New Black and The Politician. Orange Is the New Black had multiple seasons ordered at the height of its popularity, whereas The Politician always had two seasons planned.
Unofficially, Stranger Things is another Original series that Netflix has plans beyond the very next season. This was because the series showrunner Shawn Levy and creators the Duffer Brothers have discussed on numerous occasions their plans were always outlined for of least four seasons.
When can we expect to see the second season on Netflix?
Principal photography for the first season took place from October 31st 2018 and didn’t conclude until the 29th of May. Thanks to the Netflix official facebook post we know that production will begin in early 2020.
If we are to assume the groundwork has already been laid for the second season then we could potentially see a return of The Witcher in 2020. Another December release is more than likely, but could potentially be pushed back to the first quarter of 2021.
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