Apparently the Third Season of THE WITCHER TV Series Has Already Been Greenlit at Netflix
We're still patiently waiting for the second season of Netflix's The Witcher, but it looks like the team at the streaming giant is already working hard on the third chapter in Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri's small-screen story.
According to Redanian Intelligence — which has proven itself to be a reliable source in recent weeks — The Witcher: Season 3 has been found in the Writers Guild of America database, suggesting that Netflix is using the subsequent production delay on the second season to have Geralt's next adventures fully mapped out.
It's worth remembering that The Witcher broke many Netflix records upon release — and still is their most-viewed series ever (mostly thanks to the company's new 2-minute metric system) — so it's safe to say that the long-delayed second season won't be its last one. Back in January 2019, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich revealed that the studio was planning to make at least seven seasons focused on the aforementioned trio.
Quite interestingly, The Witcher is not the only major TV series based on Andrzej Sapkowski's works Netflix is developing, as the studio is also producing an anime starring Geralt's master, Vesemir — titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — and a 6-part prequel to the White Wolf's main story, The Witcher: Blood Origin.
In other The Witcher-related news, Basil Eidenbenz (Victoria) will officially replace Thue Ersted Rasmussen as the witcher Eskel. Rasmussen was forced to drop out of The Witcher: Season 2 — which is finally shooting in the UK after a long 7-month break caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — due to scheduling issues.