The Witcher Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

The two year wait is finally over – The Witcher is back on our screens.

The second season of Netflix’s adaptation of the fantasy novel series has been released to much acclaim from fans and critics alike, but we’re already asking ourselves the question: when will the third season air?

It may be early days, but we’ve put together our guide to everything we know about The Witcher season three so far.

What Is The Story?


Unlike other shows, the team behind The Witcher aren’t keeping their cards close to their chest. Netflix will be releasing a series of behind the scenes specials on their YouTube page called The Witcher: Unlocked – the last of which will be an ending explained interview with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who will discuss how the show’s finale sets up the third chapter, and spin-off series The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Yes, before we get the third season we have the mysterious prequel series which is set to air in 2022. With it being set over 1,000 years before The Witcher, we’re intrigued to see how the finale of season two sets up events for both the past and the future.

Hissrich has confirmed though that the third series will be based on The Time Of Contempt.


She told Tech Radar: “We’re almost done with the scripting phase, and it’s amazing. 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.”

For the uninitiated, this is the second book in the series, originally published in 1995. The synopsis reads: “Geralt’s task now is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill, but only if she lives to use it.

“A coup threatens the Wizard’s Guild. War breaks out across the lands. A serious injury leaves Geralt fighting for his life, and Ciri, in whose hands the world’s fate rests, has vanished.”

When Is The Witcher Season Three’s Release Date?


We may not see a third season anytime soon but the writer’s room have reportedly wrapped up work on the next batch of episodes, which were greenlit by Netflix at their Tudum event in September 2021.

In her Tech Radar interview, Hissrich said: “I feel like seasons one and two have been laying the playing field for everything huge that’s about to happen, but 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.”

We’ll be updating this page with more news when it drops.

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Alistair Ryder

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