The second season of Netflix’s hit series The Witcher was released on December 17, but the work on Season 3 has been long underway and Redanian Intelligence doesn’t sleep and always looks into the future of Henry Cavill‘s a co.’s next adventures.
Thanks to the Season 2 press junkets, the cast and crew of The Witcher have teased a little bit about the next season. Here’s what they had to say:
As you, our readers already know, the scripts have been in development for months now and showrunner Lauren Hissrich gives an update on that in an interview with TechRadar: “This is our last week [December 3] in the writers’ room. We’re almost done with the scripting phase, and it’s amazing.”
She continues: “The creative process is now really just starting. We have the scripts, and now we’ll bring directors on, the actors back in, and really start delving in deeper and reflecting back and making sure that it’s the perfect season.”
As to what Season 3 will cover, Lauren did confirm the book which the next season will be based on: “I’m really thrilled with how the season is shaping up because it’s based on my favorite book in the saga, which is The Time of Contempt.”
Lauren continues: “I feel like seasons 1 and 2 have been laying the playing field for everything huge that’s about to happen.”
And the “huge that’s about to happen” is without a single doubt the Thanedd coup, arguably the most important and big event of the first half of the saga.
In the series, we can absolutely imagine a massive double-episode Season 3 finale that will be featuring the vast majority of the cast in the biggest, most intense , most complex and most expensive sequence that will be the culmination of the first three seasons of The Witcher.
Needless to say, we cannot wait to start digging into all the news and tidbits that we’ll be uncovering when production starts as well as before it starts.
During the press junkets, Lauren wasn’t the only one teasing Season 3, though. Joey Batey and Freya Allan also gave a few bits and pieces speaking to Radio Times:
Freya Allan told she already saw some scripts and believed filming wouldn’t be too long away: “I might have actually seen some scripts. Just putting it out there. I don’t know exactly [when it’ll be], but it will be not too long away. I think it’s going to be a great season.”
Batey, on the other hand, told he hasn’t seen any scripts and keeps his expectations regarding the schedule lower considering the world is still in the middle of a pandemic:
“I have not seen the scripts, and lord knows when we’re going to be filming. Because, as you can probably tell over the last couple of days alone, the world is changing pretty quickly. We’re hopefully shooting in the new year.”
Batey also praised showrunner Lauren Hissrich on her approach to including the cast into the conversations about where things go story-wise:
“She’s so open to collaboration that it means that we’re able to come with ideas and offerings, and that’s one of the most enjoyable parts of working with her. She is egoless, and is so able to go, ‘That’s a really good idea,’ or ‘That’s a terrible idea, Joey.’ And there aren’t any wrong answers.”
Season 3 of The Witcher starts production in the first half of 2022 with Blood Origin arriving to Netflix sometime in mid-2022. Follow Redanian Intelligence for more news!