Back in August 2021, Lauren Hissrich attended the Television Critics Association press tour in New York City. When asked by The Wrap about the series’s future, the showrunner stated that season 3 had not yet begun, despite earlier reports to the contrary, and explained what is required to secure a renewal.
“No, there has been no formal renewal. In fact, right now my focus is on Season 2. I mean, we have this air date now. We are going to launch on Dec. 17. There is still a lot of work to be done in post-production, so I am back and forth between Los Angeles and London completing that. And that is just, honestly, where all of our focus is right now because we need a great Season 2 if we have a hope of having a Season 3.”
Netflix’s first season of the show was a rating success, but several reasons why the company had not greenlit season 3 of the show. Season 1 of The Witcher cost Netflix an estimated $70-80 million, with $3.2 million of that going to Cavill himself. Season 2’s cost is likely to be the same, if not higher, due to the extra precautions the production took during the COVID-19 shoot, given the actor’s $400k per episode salary.
Flash forward to today, Season 2 of The Witcher will premiere on Netflix on December 17th. While everyone’s attention is on the last episodes, it was previously announced that Season 3 of the series had been picked up by Netflix. Season 3 of The Witcher was teased by showrunner Lauren Hissrich at the Lucca Comics & Games 2021 festival in Italy. There will also be death and monsters, according to her.
According to Hissrich’s answer during the panel discussion, “the writers are back in Los Angeles diligently working while I am here getting to do this, so I’m grateful for them. […] It’s a really fun season, and it follows a particular book very closely, has a lot of action, some death… some death.”
Netflix has previously announced the third season of The Witcher, as well as a children’s show. Stream Netflix’s first eight-episode season of The Witcher today. Netflix has a documentary special titled Making The Witcher that you can watch online. The Witcher: A Look Inside the Episodes, the first season, is also available to watch right now on the platform’s streaming service, as is its first season. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime film, is also now available.
On December 17th, The Witcher Season 2 will be available for streaming on the platform. The Witcher’s showrunner is Lauren S. Hissrich. In addition to Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey play their respective roles in the film. The cast also includes Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) and Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Vesemir and Coen, and Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz and Mecia Simson as Eskel and Francesca, respectively.