The Witcher season 3 potentially eying July or August release

The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes
The Witcher - Credit: Katalin Vermes /

Netflix has confirmed that The Witcher season 3 will release in the summer of 2023, but now we might have a better idea of when to expect the new season, thanks to Rednanian Intelligence.

Anticipation around the new season of The Witcher is pretty high because it will be the final season to feature Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt. After that, he’ll be replaced by Liam Hemsworth for the show’s fourth season and any subsequent seasons.

Coming off a disappointing prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, fans are hopeful that the third season of the flagship show will be an improvement. However, many are skeptical since Cavill’s exit could spell serious trouble for the franchise.

The Witcher season 3 release updates

Showrunner Lauren Hissrich was chatting with Collider when she revealed that the third season would likely be released in approximately “eight-ish” months. That makes sense because, at Geeked Week in 2022, Netflix announced the show would return in the summer. Eight months from January would put the new season out in late July or August.

Fans are used to Witcher content coming out in December, as was the case with the first two seasons and the prequel series, but I’m sure no one will complain about getting the show a little earlier.

Will The Witcher season 3 be released all at once?

Hissrich says the plan is to release all episodes of season 3 at the same time, but she also said they haven’t discussed it yet, and she wouldn’t rule out a potential batch release. Netflix is splitting shows up with increasing frequency, with series like Stranger Things season 4, Firefly Lane season 2, and You season 4 all getting split into two volumes. Since The Witcher is one of the streamer’s more popular shows, they might also decide to split The Witcher season 3.

Hissrich noted that if a split happens, it would be best to release the first five episodes of the season and then release the final three later. The first five all build up to the Thanedd coup, which occurs in the sixth episode of the season. I’m sure we’ll find out more about Netflix’s plans for the third season within the coming months.

Would you be happy or disappointed if Netflix splits The Witcher season 3 into two parts?

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