Despite lackluster reception from critics, Netflix’s “The Witcher” has still attained popularity through an avid fanbase with a current Rotten Tomatoes audience review score resting at a solid 93%. Fan reception for the new Netflix dark fantasy series can even be seen in the rise of player base in CD Projekt Red’s “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” which had a lasting impact on the titular monster hunter himself, Henry Cavill, so fans are likely wondering if the TV show will be renewed or canceled.

Good news: Netflix already confirmed a Season 2 on Nov. 13, with showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich announcing it on Twitter. Though it’s unclear when fans can expect “The Witcher” Season 2 release date to be revealed, Season 1’s climax lends credence to where Season 2 will specifically draw from Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher” books.

Given that Season 1 closely followed “The Witcher” short story collections, “The Last Wish” and “The Sword of Destiny,” Season 2 will in some capacity likely draw inspiration from “Blood of Elves,” the first official book in the series. Whereas the short story collections jump between time periods, much like how the Netflix series itself plays with temporal awareness, “Blood of Elves” more closely follows a linear narrative with Geralt training Princess Ciri at Kaer Morhen, a castle where all the Witcher monster hunters reside.

Among the most critical roles necessary for “The Witcher” Season 2 is the introduction of Vesemir, who acts as Geralt’s father figure and mentor throughout both "The Witcher" books and video games. In the most recent turn of events on social media, Mark Hamill replied with a thumbs up to a Tweet featuring Hissrich and another fan’s opinions that Hamill would be best for the Vesemir role. Though it remains unconfirmed, Hamill as Vesemir has exploded on Twitter with various fans likewise praising the potential casting.

With a release date still up in the air, fans will simply have to live with binge-watching the current first season and patiently waiting as “The Witcher” Season 2 filming kicks off early next year. 

The Witcher Princess Renfri and Geralt Princess Renfri, played by Emma Appleton, confronts the monster hunter in "The Witcher." Photo: Netflix/Katalina Vermes