Scripts for the third season of Netflix’s The Witcher are almost completed, in keeping with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who spoke to our buddies at TechRadar forward of right this moment’s launch of The Witcher season 2.
“We’re nearly completed with the scripting section, and it is wonderful,” Hissrich stated. “I am actually thrilled with how the season is shaping up as a result of it is primarily based on my favourite e book within the saga, which is The Time of Contempt.”
Time of Contempt is the second Witcher novel, and was preceded by Blood of Elves and two brief story collections, the supply materials for the present’s first two seasons. (Our guide to The Witcher books breaks down the studying order.)
“I really feel like seasons 1 and a pair of have been laying the enjoying subject for all the pieces big that is about to occur,” Hissrich instructed TechRadar. “However the artistic course of is now actually simply beginning. Now we have the scripts, and now we’ll convey administrators on, the actors again in, and actually begin delving in deeper and reflecting again and ensuring that it is the excellent season.”
Season 1 of The Witcher launched on Netflix in December 2019. Filming of the second season began in early 2020, however was suspended simply after the beginning of the pandemic that March and did not resume till August 2020. A couple of months later, a Covid-19 outbreak on set prompted a second delay, and an damage sustained by main witcher Henry Cavill (a torn hamstring, we learned recently) additionally slowed down the shoot. Principal images lastly wrapped this April, and 7 months later, The Witcher season 2 is right here.
If the third season begins filming in early 2022 and is not instantly delayed, it is doable that it might present up on Netflix quicker than the second season did. However with the artistic course of “simply beginning” and Covid nonetheless an element, I would wager on one other two-year manufacturing and promotion cycle, which might put season 3 in December 2023. That is simply hypothesis for now, however with prequel sequence The Witcher: Blood Origin scheduled to launch in 2022, it looks like guess that Netflix will let the principle sequence relaxation till 2023.
Then once more, Hissrich has a seven-season plan for The Witcher, and Cavill has said that he’ll “completely” play Geralt for that many seasons if Netflix continues to resume the present. If the two-year cycles proceed, a hypothetical seventh season would begin filming in 2030 and launch in 2031. That might put 12 years between The Witcher’s first season and its seventh and last season. For comparability, Recreation of Thrones ran for eight seasons throughout eight years, from 2011 to 2019, and at the very least I used to be getting fairly uninterested in it by the top. If The Witcher is actually going to go the space, issues would possibly pace up.
For now, all we all know for positive about the way forward for the present is that the third season is scripted. As for the current, here is our assessment of The Witcher season 2—it options some good dad power—and in order for you a refresher earlier than watching, take a look at our recap of The Witcher season 1.