The new season of the Netflix show, which is based on the video games and books by author Andrzej Sapkowski, is set to start streaming on December 17.

For Henry Cavill, reportedly a long-time fan of the video game adaptation before being cast, the most important thing is staying true to the books.
For Henry Cavill, reportedly a long-time fan of the video game adaptation before being cast, the most important thing is staying true to the books. (AP)

The cast of Netflix's "The Witcher" has hit the red carpet in London's Leicester Square for the premiere of the second season of the epic fantasy series that fans attended in person and virtually.

Anya Chalotra, who plays sorceress Yennefer, said on Wednesday seeing all the fans at the event made the success of the show feel real to her. 

More fans of the show watched the premiere online through a video call streaming on a large screen.

Several new cast members have joined the show for season two.

The first season was viewed by over 76 million people within its first month of release, according to Netflix's 2019 earnings.

Based on the series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the highly-anticipated second season follows Geralt of Rivia, played by British actor Henry Cavill, as he hunts monsters in a fantasy realm known as the Continent.

READ MORE: Netflix falls short on new subscribers amid an array of competitors

Streaming begins in mid-December

Netflix announced in September that the show would be returning for a third season and lead producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said the writing is almost complete.

"We're so excited to keep telling these stories. Andrzej Sapkowski wrote such amazing books, and we just want to get through all of them and we want the chance to get them to fans," she said.

Cavill said his favourite part of filming season two was working with Danish actor Kim Bodnia, who plays Vesemir, one of the oldest and most experienced monster hunters known as witchers.

"Kim and I really brought something which wasn't on the page, it was about bringing the emotionality of these characters in rather than just being sort of roughty-toughty monster killers," Cavill said.

For Cavill, reportedly a long-time fan of the video game adaptation before being cast, the most important thing is staying true to the books.

"We'll see how the scripts come out and then I'll work with everyone to hopefully bring book Geralt and as much of the books into the show is possible," he said.

The second season of "The Witcher" starts streaming on Netflix globally on December 17.

READ MORE: There's nothing cute about Netflix's 'Cuties'

Source: TRTWorld and agencies