With The Witcher season 3 currently in production the series writers and producers have apparently already mapped out season 4. Inspired by the stories of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski as well as CD Projekts video games Netflixs The Witcher follows Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia the eponymous monster hunter Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan as Ciri of Cintra a young woman with the power to transform the Continent. The Witcher season 1 released in December 2019 and introduced its characters by adapting stories from Sapkowskis The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny.The Witcher season 2 looked to Blood of Elves for inspiration when it was released in December 2021. It saw Geralt united with his Child Surprise Ciri travel to the Kaer Morhen and meet Witchers led by Kim Bodnias Vesemir. Throughout the season it was revealed that Ciri has Elder blood and is connected to an Elven prophecy tied to the fate of the world. Filming for The Witcher season 3 officially began this month but it seems that future plans are already developing.
During a recent interview on Brigade Radio director Stephen Surjik said The Witcher season 4 has already been mapped out. Surjik who helmed season 2 episodes A Grain of Truth and Kaer Morhen is set to return for two episodes of season 3. Although hes unsure if hell be back for season 4 it certainly sounds that way.The Witcher season 2 became one of Netflixs most watched shows ever so it comes as no surprise its creative team is in it for the long haul. Still while viewership and critical reception for season 2 were strong The Witchers audience rating on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic was weaker than the season that preceded it. This was partially due to long time Witcher fans being upset with changes made to the source material including but not limited to Eskels death Yennefers storyline Voleth Meir and those White Flame and Wild Hunt reveals which happened much later in the novels. Perhaps The Witchers biggest challenge moving forward will concern how it chooses to pace its story with the books.
The Witcher season 3 will draw from Time of Contempt and presumably see the Brotherhood of Sorcerers Nilfgaard and the Elves all hunt Ciri as she trains with Yennefer at Aretuza. Despite having a minor role in the aforementioned novel season 3 could also include the Wild Hunt. The series already introduced them ahead of schedule and seems poised to establish them as a looming threat. The Witcher season 3 may continue skipping ahead cherry picking elements from Baptism of Fire Tower of the Swallow and The Lady of the Lake. While season 4 should focus on Baptism of Fire theres no telling where The Witchers story will be or how many seasons are tentatively planned. Regardless as long as the shows fanbase remains intact showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and company should have no problem telling their story in full. That said season 3 likely wont arrive until sometime next year as the prequel series The Witcher Blood Origin is set to drop later this year.