The second season of the popular fantasy series The Witcher is now streaming on Netflix. And the third season is in active development. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich recently revealed that scripts for the third season are finished and the production is set to begin in early 2022. Hopefully, this means we won’t need to wait two years for the next season again.
When the series premiered its first season back in December 2019, Hissrich said that she mapped out a seven-season plan for the series, and she’s still determined to pull that off. Henry Cavill said he’s absolutely willing to go along with that plan.
Although it was said that season 2 of the series was based on A Grain of Truth from The Last Wish, Blood of Elves, and the beginning of Time of Contempt. Hissrich revealed now that there’s still a big story from Blood of Elves waiting to be seen in season 3.
“I also think I’m not in a rush to get through these stories, you know? We approximately do a book a season, but we also make sure that the stories from that book are best in that season of our television show. So sometimes we move those chess pieces around a little bit. There’s a big story from Blood of Elves that we’re gonna do in Season 3 for instance. Or there was a short story that we couldn’t fit in Season 1, so we put it in Season 2. We try to be pretty flexible with that.” — Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Collider
Blood of Elves is the first official novel of The Witcher saga by Andrzej Sapkowski, it was published after two short story collections — Sword of Destiny and The Last Wish. The third season of the show will also be based on the beginning of Time of Contempt, the second official novel of the saga. After that, there are four more books; Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow, The Lady of the Lake, and Season of Storms. That’s plenty of material for the upcoming seasons.
“I love that seven season became the thing that we go to because I think also at one point, I said something that I would go for like 20 seasons and I’m glad that no one actually expects me to have 20 seasons. I would be dead by that.” — Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Collider
The first two seasons of The Witcher are now streaming on Netflix.