Since the beginning of 2020, Netflix has been host to a myriad of new content as the streaming giant attempts to quell the demands of its millions of subscribers. From series such as Joe Exotic’s Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness to the early 19th century period piece Bridgerton, the range of topics covered in these new projects has been incredibly diverse and they have helped open fans’ eyes to the multitude of content being pumped out by Hollywood right now. Among the many projects released in recent years that have piqued audiences’ interest especially is The Witcher, a new fantasy series based upon a collection of Polish novels published in the latter half of the 20th century that have served as the basis for some entertaining content amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Netflix has confirmed that the heavily anticipated third season of The Witcher is on the way, along with an animated spin-off series geared towards children and families.
First debuting in December of 2019, The Witcher is based upon a series of novels first published by Andrzej Sapkowski in 1986 about a group of men with supernatural abilities that help them hunt the most menacing of beasts. The series has remained true to this plotline, casting Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and head “witcher” in the new series that has captivated Netflix subscribers. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the second season since the series debuted just before the start of the pandemic, and now it looks like they will be rewarded for their patience as Netflix has finally unveiled new details about the future of The Witcher franchise. The second season of The Witcher is expected to debut on Netflix December 17th, and the streaming giant additionally announced plans for an animated film The Witcher: Blood Origin that is expected to release in 2022. Not much is known about the latter project, except that it was directly inspired by the animated short The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf produced by the team responsible for Legend of Korra that debuted in August.
While many series have come and gone over the past year, The Witcher is seemingly here to stay. Despite such a long hiatus between the first and second season, fans seem more eager than ever before for more of their favorite content and now they know exactly when they can expect it. On top of that, they get to see Netflix build out The Witcher universe as they attempt to bring the whole family into the universe of beast hunters. It should be interesting to see, and Netflix subscribers can expect the next installment of The Witcher on December 17th.