The Witcher season 3 finally arrived on Netflix on June 29, 2023, but fans were in for a surprise when they noticed the episode count. The third season of the hit fantasy series only appears to have five episodes versus the eight-episode count given to the previous two seasons. So, what gives?
Based on the high amount of people looking to Google to query why Netflix only gave The Witcher season 3 five episodes, it seems like we needed to clear a few things up. Don’t worry, The Witcher season 3 will have more episodes, and they’ll be here before you know it!
Keep reading to find out how many episodes are in season 3 and when the rest will arrive on Netflix.
Is The Witcher season 3 only 5 episodes?
No, The Witcher season 3 is not only five episodes, but it’s understandable why you might think that. Netflix chose to split the season into two parts, just like they did with Stranger Things season 4. The streamer is also splitting the new season of The Lincoln Lawyer into two volumes, with the first part releasing on July 6 and the second half coming in August.
Netflix seems to be testing out one way of stretching out its shows. Services like Disney+ and Apple TV+ release episodes on a weekly basis, similar to how we used to do things with cable, but Netflix has stubbornly kept to its old binge-watch method.
By splitting into two parts, they’re getting the best of both worlds, keeping their shows in the conversation and trending topics longer while giving viewers ample episodes to watch all at once.
When does The Witcher season 3 part 2 come out?
We’ll have to wait a few weeks to see how everything on Thanedd Island during the mage’s conclave is going to pan out during the third season. The second half will not be out until July 27, 2023, and it will consist of three episodes, bringing the total of season 3 to eight episodes.