The third season of Netflix's highly popular series The Witcher is in the making. Writing of the highly anticipated series is said to have started, despite no official confirmation from the streaming giant yet.
Based on the hit book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and created for Netflix by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, The Witcher is set on a Medieval inspired fictional land-mass called The Continent. The series so far has followed the legend of Geralt of Rivia, as portrayed by Henry Cavill, and Princess Ciri, played by Freya Allan.
The popularity of the first season meant The Witcher became Netflix's most popular series of 2019. And the streaming giant certainly isn't short of material; Sapowski's books follow the stories and relationships of a wide range of characters.
For instance, Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh joins the cast in season 2 to play Nenneke, a priestess who appears in Sapkowski's books - so we can see the show's producers are already branching out into other characters' storylines.
A source told Redanian Intelligence that writing has begun and that the makers of the series are keen to see more The Witcher drama in the future. We're just waiting on the nod from Netflix.
But from what we understand, season 2 (spoiler alert) ends on a huge cliffhanger - the kind you'd only plan if you already knew another season was coming. How do we know this, you ask?
In December 2020, the NetflixGeekd Twitter account tweeted a photo of what looks to be the final page of the script for season two and said: "This page from the Witcher Season 2 script shows the next season isn't holding back."
This page from the Witcher Season 2 script shows the next season isn't holding back. pic.twitter.com/O2ucSltlls- Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) December 22, 2020
Season 2 lands on Netflix on 17th December this year and if a third season really is on the horizon, we think it could be released sometime in 2023. It all depends on Cavill's packed schedule.
Cavill features in a new film called Argylle, which starts filming in August and the Witcher crew will be busy making the spin-off prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin, between August and November/December anyway.
We've also heard that Cavill is set to star in The Rosie Project, which is expected to start shooting in early 2022.
With all of that to factor in, the earliest we could see The Witcher season 3 is 2023.
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