When Will Netflix Drop The Witcher Season 3?
Just how long do we have to wait for another season of The Witcher? Season two dropped almost two years to the date season one was released, and fans are preparing for another long wait. Even though season two has only just been released, season three has already been greenlit by Netflix.
According to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, season three is still in the early development as the producers only just wrapped up their time in the writing room in early December. No details have been revealed about the start of filming, but if Netflix wants the series out by December 2022, then they’d have to start filming as early as January.
Season two was delayed way past its 2020 deadline due to a number of factors: cast members getting COVID-19, Henry Cavill’s serious injury on set, and COVID-19 lockdowns pausing production. The pandemic is slowly winding down, but the threat of more surges and variants could put another hamper on the production schedule. Even if the show starts filming in January, it’s a tight schedule if they want it released within the year. That said, we’re likely looking at an early to mid-2023 release.
But it’s not all bad news, Witcher fans. According to Hissrich, there’s plenty to look forward to in season three.
“I’m really thrilled with how the season is shaping up because it’s based on my favorite book in the saga, which is The Time of Contempt,” said Hissrich to Tech Radar.
"I feel like seasons 1 and 2 have been laying the playing field for everything huge that’s about to happen. But the creative process is now really just starting. We have the scripts, and now we’ll bring directors on, the actors back in, and really start delving in deeper and reflecting back and making sure that it’s the perfect season.”
And you won’t have to wait two years for more Witcher content. The Witcherverse is expanding, with its first spin-off arriving in your Netflix accounts sometime in 2022. The Witcher: Blood Origin will explore the very beginning of the Witcher world, and while it won’t have any of the character from the main series, it’s expected to deliver just as much magic, monsters, and bloody battles.