The Witcher series for Netflix will be based on the stories and novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, of which there are eight, which themselves formulated the popular Witcher games franchise which has since spawned a comic book series and a tabletop game.
I'd be surprised if it ended after two seasons at this point.
The series stars Cavill as the platinum-haired protagonist, Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher has officially been renewed for a second season - though it looks like it's still going to be a while before we find out any additional details. The books follow beast hunters known as "witchers" who develop supernatural powers as children and go on to fight monsters and beasts. But when destiny hurtles Geralt toward a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a risky secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together. We caught up recently with Schmidt Hissrich herself to talk about the show - how it came together, why she wanted to take this project on in the first place, and what fans can expect once it's finally here.
The upcoming series co-stars Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, and Emma Appleton. "Right now it's just about, 'how do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?'"
The Witcher season 1 will hit Netflix on Friday, December 20.