According to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, The Witcher season 3 will not be filmed anytime soon.
The Witcher season 2 press junket that the Netflix fantasy show’s third installment is still in the early stages of development.
Hissrich admitted that the writing team had only recently completed work on the scripts and that as a result, the “creative process was only just beginning” to ramp up. She did, however, tease fans about what to expect from The Witcher season 3, though Hissrich declined to say when principal photography might begin.
“Actually, this is our last week in the writers’ room” Hissrich explained. “We’re almost finished with the scripting phase, and it’s incredible. I’m really excited about how the season is coming together because it’s based on my favorite book in the saga, The Time of Contempt.
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“I feel like seasons 1 and 2 have been laying the groundwork for everything monumental that’s about to happen,” she continued. “However, the creative process is only just getting started. We have the scripts, and now we’ll bring back the directors and actors to really start delving in deeper and reflecting back to make sure it’s the perfect season.”
The Witcher season 2 will be released on Netflix on 17, Feb 2022 ending fans’ two-year wait for the next installment in the streamer’s popular TV adaptation.
Season 3 was already confirmed after Netflix greenlit the show’s next installment in September 2021.
Hissrich, Netflix, and the rest of the cast and crew had hoped to have it available to fans sooner. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and an injury sustained on set by star Henry Cavill, filming on season 2 was halted until principal photography and the series’ extensive post-production phases were completed. So we’re hoping that season 3 won’t take another two years to arrive on the streaming service.
However, fans of the TV show will not be without Witcher content between seasons 2 and 3. The Witcher: Blood Origin, a six-part miniseries, is set to premiere on Netflix in 2022 – and Hissrich has already revealed why fans will be “surprised” by the show. Other projects in Netflix’s Witcher-Verse are also in the works, including a family-friendly TV show that was announced at Netflix’s Tulum event in September 2021.
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Meanwhile, Henry Cavill, who plays Geralt of Rivia, has hinted that he will appear in Amazon Studios’ Mass Effect TV show. If the Man of Steel and Enola Holmes actor is confirmed to be a part of that series’ cast, it may be an even longer wait for The Witcher season 3 if he has a scheduling conflict.