The Witcher Season 3 Won’t Happen Unless Season 2 Is “Great”, Says Showrunner

The Witcher Season 3

As streaming services continue to grow in size and scale, so too are their exclusive original series. Netflix had bet big on adapting the fantasy series of The Witcher novels to live-action, and that bet seems to have paid off. The adaptation has proven to be one of Netflix’s most viewed original series, and proved successful enough for Netflix to double down on the franchise. With both a live-action prequel series and an anime spinoff already greenlit, one would think that The Witcher season 3 is a sure-fire thing. However, new comments from The Witcher showrunner may seem to suggest otherwise.

Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Henry Cavill

The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich recently spoke with IGN at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour about the upcoming season of the series, as well as its future beyond that. While it would seem that The Witcher franchise has been gaining traction and popularity lately due to the high viewership of the first series and the two spinoffs arriving in the future that The Witcher season 3 would be a certainty. As Hissrich would suggest, it seems that Netflix is hoping to see how the new season performs before giving Geralt of Rivia another go. “There has been no formal renewal.,” Hissrich revealed.

In fact, right now my focus is on Season 2. I mean, we have this airdate now, we’re going to launch on December 17. There is still a lot of work to be done in post-production. So I’m back and forth between Los Angeles and London completing that, and that is just where all of our focus is right now, because we need a great Season 2 if we have a hope of having a Season 3.”

Many outlets have pointed out that Netflix has notoriously become more frequent in cancelling their original series in recent years, with many only lasting a single season or two. This strategy mainly seems to be used to entice new subscribers and reduce costs before they get too high, though Netflix has given long runs for their most popular series like Stranger Things and Bojack Horseman. Hopefully The Witcher season 2 delivers a strong story and brings forth high viewership numbers so that Henry Cavill can keep looking dashing in those gorgeous silver locks of hair.

Are you guys concerned about these comments from the showrunner about The Witcher season 3? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Witcher news, such as the ten new casting choices made for The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel series, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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