Netflix made the announcement on Twitter, along with an image of two swords - suggesting that the silver blade, which has been mostly MIA in pre-release images of the show, will play a big role in season two.
The Witcher will be one of the best and biggest Netflix shows of the year, and it has the potential to be the biggest post-Game of Thrones fantasy show. "I could not be more proud of what the awesome cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can't wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us", showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich tweeted.
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
Based on the best-selling novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher follows the risky creature-slaying adventures of Geralt (played in the Netflix adaptation by Man of Steel's Henry Cavill) on the fictional "Continent". Relative newcomer Freya Allan co-stars as Ciri, the aforementioned princess, while Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) portrays the sorceress Yennefer. The first season of the electrifying fantasy show has promised viewers a number of action set pieces and elaborate politically charged drama.
Are you glad to hear that The Witcher will get another season? "I've [mapped out stories] for seven seasons". At the very least, when speaking with SFX Magazine, Hissrich teased one thing The Witcher will have in common with the HBO mega-hit series in season one: not everyone is going to make it out alive.
All eight episodes of The Witcher Season 1 will premiere globally on December 20.