December is normally a quiet month for gamers. All of the big releases have already launched and we don’t really get any big releases that close to Christmas. This year, Netflix is helping to fill the void by launching its TV show adaptation of The Witcher. While the series is officially based on the books, there is an argument to be made that it was the games that helped the IP to reach the level of success it has. Netflix is clearly confident in the show as it has renewed it for a second season before the first season has even been released. The news was shared through the Netflix US Twitter account. You can check out the Tweet below –
Geralt's adventure is only beginning….
The Witcher has been renewed for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/6iPrUFeujI
— Netflix US (@netflix) November 13, 2019
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner for The Witcher, had this to say about the renewal –
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.
We’re looking forward to checking out the first season of The Witcher when it hits Netflix on 20th December. Henry Cavill, who is playing Geralt, has said repeatedly what a fan of the games he is and he certainly seems to fit the role. Here’s hoping that it all translates into something special. If you are unfamiliar with The Witcher, you can check out the trailer and official description below. And if you’ve yet to try any of The Witcher games, you will be interested to know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be coming to Game Pass in December.
An epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, 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 a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.