While fans are still counting the days until Season 1 of The Witcher premieres on Netflix, the streaming service and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich announced that the show has been renewed for a second season. Several of the show's stars have already expressed their excitement at the prospect of returning to the fictional Continent, including actor Henry Cavill.
The actor -- who plays the witcher, Geralt of Rivia -- took to social media to celebrate the series renewal, writing, "As you may have heard, Season 2 of The Witcher has been announced!" He added, "To mark the occasion I thought I'd share one of my favourite shots from my Season 1 personal collection." The image he posted features Geralt in his armor, cloaked in a black hood and the shadows of a tavern entrance.
It isn't difficult to see why this dramatic still stands out. The outfit alone seems to capture a lot of the qualities that define Geralt of Rivia as a character -- he's often the distrusted stranger in town, he's reserved and pensive. Audiences are likely to see all of that in the upcoming series.
Details of Season 2 are scarce, however it was recently confirmed that Hissrich and her team of writers have been developing the series for several months now. In fact, there are rumors that the second season is almost ready to enter the pre-production stage. Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan are expected to return as Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, respectively.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier. The series will be available to stream on Netflix starting December 20.