The Witcher season 3 is a go. On Saturday at the online-only Netflix TUDUM event, The Witcher head writer and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich announced that the Henry Cavill-led epic fantasy series will return for a third season. The official renewal announcement for The Witcher season 3 comes nearly three months ahead of the second season premiere December 17 on Netflix. Cavill will no doubt return in the lead, alongside the likes of Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra. Hissrich will continue as head writer and showrunner on The Witcher season 3.
Why Netflix's Witcher Renewed for Season 3
Netflix exec Cindy Holland confirmed that The Witcher will return for Season 3 during the TUDUM event. The TUDUM event was held at the Parisian suburb of TUDUM in France. It marked the French version of Netflix's Netflix for Originals TUDO MUSIC event held at San Francisco. The TUDUM event was streamed live from the Paris headquarters of the streaming giant on the Netflix website. The live-stream video appeared on the Netflix website worldwide simultaneously. The Witcher season 3 was first announced in a Comic-Con International panel in July 2017, where many writers working on the show were also present. The Witcher 3 writer and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich was a panelist at the SDCC panel. The panel was titled "The Witcher: A Sword of Destiny Game-Changer Revealed!
The Witcher Season 3 Will Continue on Netflix
Netflix’s exclusive streaming service TUDU will host The Witcher panel this weekend. Even though the panel is online, they will be holding a special, live Twitch stream with a full screening of season one on Saturday. Hissrich is set to chat about how The Witcher season 2 compared to season 1 at the event, and they’re set to stream the first episode of season 3 on TUDU afterwards. In a statement, Schmid Hissrich says that the events of season 2 will feature more new characters, and it’ll still be important to explore some of the characters from the previous seasons.
What To Expect from The Witcher Season 3
Schmidt Hissrich had this to say of the return of Geralt of Rivia: We loved making this show. We really did. Now that we've wrapped it, we're all still in this weird purgatory state where we're not quite sure what to do with ourselves. "Purgatory" may be an overstatement of the relief many fans are feeling over The Witcher being picked up for a third season. The second season saw Geralt taking on the magical white witches of Lindelstad. He was there to avert the looming conflict of sorceress Agnieszka and Fortuna. Fans have been clamoring for the third season for quite some time. For those that haven't read the books, The Witcher season 1 saw Geralt of Rivia battling a large white-haired villain named Borka and defeating him.
Thoughts about the renewal of The Witcher season 3?
Watch The Witcher season 2 episodes 1-3 below: The Witcher season 3 will have 10 episodes in its third season. While the first two seasons of The Witcher on Netflix have garnered strong reviews, the show has been more controversial due to the firing of the series’ then-director Roar Uthaug and co-writer and showrunner Daniel Santa Maria.
Schmidt Hissrich was understandably cautious with details. "This is my favorite thing that I've ever written," Hissrich said at the start of her announcement. But she was ready to share more: Thank you so much for watching season 1 and for season 2. And as a huge thank you to everybody out there who's supported The Witcher so deeply over the years, this is where I say it's happening. It's going to happen. The excitement over the renewal was off the charts, and the show's players were even happier. "Thank you so much, TUDUM community," Allan said on stage. Like all The Witcher fan forums, fans are like family to the players, writers, and producers involved in the series. "Thank you so much," director and co-creator Maciej Musiał said. "Thank you for being such awesome fans.