While there were many intriguing elements about The Witcher Season 2, it left many viewers confused, especially if they had not read the Witcher books or played the games. That, along with the announcement of a Witcher prequel, Blood Origin has led some fans to believe that The Witcher Season 3 won't be happening. So, is The Witcher Season 3 cancelled? Here's what we know so far:
Is The Witcher Season 3 Cancelled?
As of April 2022, The Witcher Season 3 has thankfully not been cancelled; quite the opposite. According to recent reports, The Witcher Season 3 started filming on the 4th of April 2022. While this doesn't necessarily mean that the beloved fantasy show will be back onour screens very soon, it's still a very good sign that it has started filming; it means there won't be a 2-year delay this time.
When Season 2 of The Witcher came out in late 2021, it was almost immediately followed by the announcement of the prequel Blood Origin, which led some fans to believe that the actors and creators were no longer interested in continuing with the original Witcher show.
The fact that many viewers found Season 2 much more confusing than the first Season's triple timeline did not help clear this misconception. After all, fan reception is often what gives a Netlfix show the green light to move forward - or not.
It seems that for all the shortcomings of Season 2, the show is still considered promising enough to move forward, and hopefully redeem itself of any mistakes made in earlier seasons.
At the time of writing, the exact release date of The Witcher Season 3 is not known, but we assume it wouldn't take much longer than a year if the filming had already begun. Following the unsettling revelation about Ciri's father, and the promised further exploration of Ciri's powers, Season 3 can't come out soon enough!