In 2021, Netflix launched a brand new online event called Geeked Week, where the streamer would showcase many of its upcoming projects during the span of a week with teasers, trailers, cast interviews and more.
That was last June, so the second season of The Witcher was already three months into its post-production after wrapping in April, and naturally we got a little something in the form of a brief Ciri teaser and a WitcherCon announcement.
Can we expect anything from Geeked Week 2022?
As always we hope for the best regarding these events, but this time Season 3 of The Witcher is only two months into filming, so we can’t expect to see anything from that anytime soon. Then there’s the live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin, which has been long wrapped and is even fresh out of reshoots.
Logically, one would expect at least something new from Blood Origin, but alas, we were informed that there will be no content from either The Witcher or Blood Origin during Geeked Week 2022.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, this year the main focus is on series like The Sandman, The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things and and other major Summer/Fall releases. The Witcher just isn’t on the schedule.
What about WitcherCon?
There might be still a possibility of a WitcherCon announcement like last year, but the likelihood of that is very slim, considering that Netflix hasn’t planned anything else for The Witcher this time and there’s barely anything to promote.
If you recall, WitcherCon 2021 occurred in July when Season 2 had things to promote, Nightmare of the Wolf was just around the corner, Blood Origin was just gearing up for production and CDPR had some items as well. This July things are a bit more slim, so perhaps this year WitcherCon can happen in Fall?
By then The Witcher Season 3 will have been wrapped, and both Blood Origin and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Upgrade are expected in Q4 2022.
Regarding that Blood Origin trailer..
Speaking of The Witcher: Blood Origin, we’ve also been told that a trailer for it has existed since April 2022, but we have no idea what Netflix intends to do with it and when. That was also when the limited series underwent two weeks of reshoots.
Perhaps Netflix is waiting for the next WitcherCon or Tudum or whichever event is closer to the Blood Origin release date. As you recall, last we heard Netflix was eyeing to drop Blood Origin for everyone’s viewing pleasure on Christmas 2022.
Season 3 of The Witcher is in production until September 2022 for a 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin is in post-production after two weeks of reshoots and is currently eyed for a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.