Netflix gives fantasy series The Witcher an early season 3 renewal

Fans of The Witcher can breathe easy – we’ll be watching the adventures of Geralt of Rivia for some time to come. Season 2 of the popular fantasy drama starring Henry Cavill will finally arrive in December after the coronavirus pandemic forced a nearly year-long delay in production. And ahead of its return in just a few short months, Netflix has now confirmed that the show has been renewed for a third outing.

This isn’t terribly surprising news – The Witcher is one of Netflix’s most popular shows and has already launched multiple spin-offs and related franchise properties, with even more on the horizon.

The renewal news was announced during Netflix’s first-ever virtual fan event – titled TUDUM after the noise that accompanies the Netflix’s logo’s arrival on your screen – which also revealed that a second anime feature film is in the works along with a new series set in the Witcher universe, but which will reportedly be more kids and family-friendly. (Knock yourselves out trying to imagine what that’s going to look like, given what we’ve learned so far about the training young future Witchers have to endure!)

These new titles join the recently released anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf and the upcoming prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin. 

Season 2 will adapt Andrzej Sapkowski’s Blood of Elves and focus heavily on Geralt and Ciri’s relationship as the young princess of Cintra begins to come into her own power. In it, Geralt takes Ciri to the Witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen and trains her to fight. (Rise, Lion Cub of Cintra, is all I have to say about that.)

During their TUDUM event, Netflix also released a brief new clip from season 2, which features Geralt urging Ciri to seek safety as he prepares himself to face off with a bruxa.

The Witcher season 2 is officially slated to premiere on Netflix on Friday, December 17.

Are you looking forward to heading back to the Continent for a second and third season? Sound off in the comments.