The Witcher has just finished filming its season 3 and Netflix has already signed for a season 4 and 5. According to a very well-informed fan site, the latter would be shot at the same time in order to shorten production times.
HBO has Game of Thrones, Amazon has its Rings of Power and for its part, Netflix can bet on The Witcher. After a divided second season, the series worn by Henry Cavill will have to convince with its season 3. Moreover, the filming of the latter has just ended.
The production clapped for the last time on September 11 after a five-month shoot that took the teams to England, Slovenia, Croatia and Morocco. If all goes as planned, this season should air in the course of 2023. It is rather necessary to bet on the end of the year, the post-production being long on this kind of series.
Netflix has already ordered a season 4 and 5
Netflix would have confidence in its product. According to fan site Redanian Intelligence, seasons 4 and 5 have already been ordered. Moreover, these would be produced one after the other, whether for writing or filming. An unusual process which would have the merit of reducing the broadcast time between two bursts of episodes.
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Knowing that a season of The Witcher takes several months to be boxed (not counting writing and post-production), that would take us to almost a year of filming. A challenge for the teams, but also for Netflix, which has no room for error. It will no longer be possible to cancel on the way in the event of an oven. The Witcher isn’t the first series to get such treatment. As Redanian Intelligence points out, the three seasons of Vikings Valhalla were shot one after the other.
If we take into account that each season of The Witcher adapts a particular book, the series is expected to have six in total. As a reminder, the first season was broadcast at the end of 2019 and the second at the end of 2021.
For its part, the Polish studio CD Projekt has announced a fourth game in the witcher’s universe.
Source: Redanian Intelligence