To say Netflix is feeling confident about The Witcher would be an understatement. Netflix has announced season 3, another anime film, and a family-friendly animated spin-off. The new anime feature will once again be produced by Studio Mir (Legend of Korra). The second season isn’t even out of the gates yet (December 17), but a teaser trailer for the third has already been revealed. Fans of the games might recognize the “III” symbology at the end of it.
Toss a coin to our growing Witcher universe! We can officially announce The Witcher Season 3, along with a second anime feature film, and a new Kids and Family series set in the world of The Witcher. pic.twitter.com/E032fDAXYx— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) September 25, 2021
Netflix has also shared images of Vesemir and a new character named Nivellen. There’s also a short clip of the new character.
Netflix also shared a behind-the-scenes video with the showrunner behind The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel series set 1,200 years before Geralt.
The Witcher: Blood Origin stars Sophia Brown as Éile, Laurence O’Fuarain as Fjall, and Michelle Yeoh as Scían, pictured here alongside showrunner Declan de Barra. pic.twitter.com/CEIHTVWUOY— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) September 25, 2021
Netflix has all the attention in the world, but maybe not the IP to contend with the Disney and HBOs of the world. So it’s understandable the company would be pushing hard to expand their most promising franchises…Netflix will also produce a new “fun filled” Witcher series for kids and families — though it’s not exactly clear how that’s going to work.