Two Swords, Two Seasons
The Witcher Netflix Season 2 has been announced. That's pretty impressive, all the more so because the first season hasn't even aired yet.
If you've somehow missed the news, Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher books have been adapted into a Netflix series. It's all set to go live on December 20, 2019, on Netflix, but it seems that the US-based video streaming company doesn't need to see viewership numbers to have confidence that it's worth a second season.
"Geralt's adventure is only beginning....," reads a tweet on the official Netflix account (which also happens to criminally abuse punctuation). "The Witcher has been renewed for Season 2!" The tweet also showed an image of both of Geralt's iconic swords as seen above.
The Witcher Netflix Season 2 Isn't Based on the Games
One important thing to note about The Witcher Netflix Season 2 news is the foundation of this upcoming series. The franchise's popularity was undeniably greatly expanded outside of its native Poland thanks to CD Projekt RED adapting Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher novels into a video game franchise, the most recent core game being The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
This Netflix series, however, is based on the source material and will be free of some of the adaptations made for the move to the medium of video games. One of the most immediately visible differences is the pair of swords that Geralt carries — while he holds onto both simultaneously throughout the majority of all three games, the Geralt of the books typically leaves the unneeded sword behind because, well, swords are heavy, I guess?
In any case, you'll be able to catch The Witcher Netflix Season 2 when it launches at some point in the future. In the meantime, you'll probably want to busy yourself with watching the show's first season when it goes live in the United States on December 20, 2019.
What do you think of The Witcher Netflix Season 2 being announced more than a month before it airs on the video streaming platform? Do you think this will be renewed for a third season? Let us know in the comments below!