Highly anticipated Netflix series The Witcher has been renewed for a second season ahead of its premiere.
Showrunner Lauren Hissrich and Netflix both tweeted the announcement on Wednesday, with Hissrich saying, “I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us.”
The first season is slated to be released on Dec. 20, and stars Superman’s Henry Cavill as monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra (Wanderlust) plays Yennefer, along with Freya Allan (Into the Badlands) taking on the role of Ciri. It comes as no surprise that Netflix has already ordered a second season of the show, with fans already hyped up over the first season. According to GamesRadar, Hissrich already has seven seasons mapped out and told SFX magazine that “right now it’s just about, ‘How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?’ The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.”
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is described as “an epic tale of fate and family” in which “Geralt of Rivia 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.”
Check out the trailer and some first-look images from The Witcher here.