Earlier this week, Netflix’s The Witcher unveiled its season one trailer, confirming a December 20 release date. However, this is just the beginning for the Henry Cavill-led show, with plans for season two and well beyond already in place.
In an interview with SFX Magazine (reported by PCGamer), showrunner Lauren Hissrich said: “I’ve [mapped out stories] for seven seasons, Right now it’s just about, ‘how do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time? The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.”
It’s worth noting that mapping out is one thing and executing is another. Only time will tell how many seasons of The Witcher we’ll actually get as the writers get closer and closer to the end and see how many seasons are still left.
The showrunners of Stranger Things are still unsure how many seasons they want and they’re already three seasons in with the fourth coming next year. Game of Thrones too was initially planned for seven seasons, but in the end we got eight. To put it simply: these things change.
Back in September, we suggested that the writing for the second season was already under way with strong rumours that filming would start either in December 2019 or January 2020. The very same source of that information was the first to announce that season one would be released on December 20, which was finally confirmed this week.
A renewal for season two hasn’t been officially announced yet, but a reliable insider reported repeatedly that The Witcher would get the Sabrina treatment at Netflix and be renewed for two more seasons after the first one. We’re still waiting for the official announcement!