The Witcher has been out for a month now and is already a Netflix sensation. Henry Cavill has impressed the most diehard fans with his portrayal of Geralt of Rivia. Will The Witcher Season 2 coming out in 2020? This is what we know now including all the details and rumors about The Witcher Season 3.
The Witcher Renewed For Season 2
Back in mid-November, TV Shows Ace had reported that Netflix was so pleased with The Witcher before it dropped that they renewed the show for a Season 2. The streaming service ordered up an additional eight episodes, matching the total amount of Season 1 episodes.
This is good news for the producers. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich plans on using the six novels and two short story collections with the intention of creating a seven season series. They will avoid using the games and only stick to the original literature by Polish-born writer, Andrzej Sapkowski.
But, those who hope to see Season 2 before 2020 ends will need to readjust their plans. Because the show takes about 20 weeks for the scripts, then filming and post-production, eeking out the second season before the end of the year could certainly be more of a disservice to fans than making them wait a little longer.
Meanwhile, there is a Behind The Scenes: The Witcher Podcast that superfans can enjoy. The writers, producers and crew are all involved. This is quite a lot of fun for fans!
Netflix Series Exceeded Expectations
Within the first four weeks of release, Netflix shared that The Witcher was watched by 76 million households. Business Insider points out one important “caveat.” Previously, the streaming service has changed the metrics. Previously, a viewer had to watch 70 percent of a show. Now, Netflix counts anyone who watches at least two minutes of a movie or series.
Netflix has contended that The Witcher is second only to their other original series, Stranger Things.
Rumors About The Witcher Season 3
Although Season 2 has not commenced filming, there are already rumors of Netflix renewing this original show for Season 3! According to We Got This Covered, they report that their reliable sources have revealed that Netflix is so pleased by the large audience and positive response of this fantasy series that they are already close to inking a third season.
WGTC surmises that as Netflix has lost the Marvel franchise, they want to build up their own originals. Add that HBO has already has canceled one Game of Thrones prequel, and still has not cast the Targaryen prequel, House of the Dragon, they can fill in the gap with their own original content for those Fantasy series fans.
Be sure check back with TV Shows Ace for the latest news on The Witcher. The Witcher Season 1 is currently airing on Netflix. Season 2 should drop sometime in 2021.