Let’s go two years back, before The Witcher, Netflix’s fantasy show starring Henry Cavill even premiered. The show was widely expected, and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich revealed there’s already a plan to make seven seasons if viewership and Netflix allow it.
Maybe that seemed too ambitious at first, but after Netflix renewed the show for Season 2 before Season 1 even premiered, and the same thing happened recently when Netflix announced Season 3 ahead of the Season 2 premiere, looks like that may not be so impossible to achieve. And what’s even better, the main star Henry Cavill totally backs that plan.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill commented if he’d be ready to do seven seasons of the show:
“Absolutely. As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor Sapkowski’s work.”Henry Cavill for The Hollywood Reporter
Cavill is currently a pretty busy actor. Apart from The Witcher, he’s got several more projects in development, including the sequel of Enola Holmes and Matthew Vaughn’s Argylle. Also, let’s not forget that DC fans are still eager to see him as DCEU’s Superman again, and Cavill already revealed that he’d love to do more Superman, like he said, the cape’s still in the closet. And let’s not forget that he’s reportedly also one of the candidates for the next James Bond.
The Witcher is based on a series of fantasy novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Prior to the show, the novels were also adapted into three video games, and the most recent game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, received huge critical acclaim and won the Game of the Year award.
Netflix’s The Witcher premiered in December 2019. Season 2 is set to premiere on December 17, 2021 (the same day when Spider-Man: No Way Home debuts in theaters, what a great day). Season 3 is officially in development and it’s set to begin production next year. The show is also starring Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, and Joey Batey.