Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 3
James R | On 26, Sep 2021
Netflix has renewed The Witcher for a third season.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, Netflix’s fantasy epic tells the story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
Season 1 broke Netflix viewing records, with 76 million accounts watching the show within its first week of release. A second season was swiftly ordered and will debut on 17th December. Convinced Yennefer’s life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Season 2 sees Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent’s kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
Returning for Season 2 are Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Lars Mikkelsen and more. Before we can see them fully in action, though, Netflix has already greenlit a third outing for the series.
The renewal was announced as part of Netflix’s online fan event last night, called “TUDUM”. It comes as part of a major expansion of the Witcher universe, with Netflix also announcing plans to develop a second anime film – following The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf – and even a family-friendly series. Netflix also unveiled a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and several new clips for The Witcher Season 2.