Henry Cavill’s the Witcher on Netflix just had its first season but all signs point towards an expansion of the franchise in the not so distant future. After a production break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the second season is currently being filmed in the UK, and a third season may already be greenlit. Moreover, the streaming giant also has two spinoffs in the works: The animated film Nightmare of The Wolf, about the adventures of Geralt’s mentor Vesemir, and Blood Origin, a live-action limited series, set during the time of the mysterious Conjunction of the Spheres.
Apparently, Netflix is far from done yet and already considering other possible spinoffs. News reaches us via reliable insider Daniel Ritchman that one such project could focus on the mages of the Witcher world. Specifically the witches/sorceresses. While the emphasis is on “considering” and nothing is confirmed yet, this opens up some interesting possibilities to explore the long history of magic on the Continent.
In a previous tweet, Richtman already mentioned that more Witcher spinoffs may be coming our way in the future.
The fact that Netflix is considering more spinoffs is not altogether surprising. If a project focusing on mages ever gets the green light, the post of showrunner will likely go to one of the writers working on the main show. As Beau De Mayo and Declan De Barra have been given responsibility for The Nightmare of the Wolf and Blood Origin respectively, our money would be on Haily Hall, who penned the sixth episode of the first season. We’ll keep you updated if anything solid turns up about this Witcher Cinematic Universe!