The Witcher Season 3 is almost completely written, but the Netflix show isn’t about to start production any time soon. During an interview, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said that The Witcher Season 3 is still in its early stages of development.
“This is actually our last week [December 3] that we’re writing,” she revealed. “We’re almost done with the script and it’s great. I’m excited about what it’s going to look like because it’s based on my favourite book in the series, The Time of Contempt.”
Time of Contempt is the second book in the The Witcher saga by author Andrzej Sapkowski. That book is about the rise of the Northern Kingdoms and Nilfgaard as they prepare for an all-out war.
The Northern Kings conspire to lure Nilfgaard into a war. Meanwhile, Ciri is in the process of joining Aretuza to study magic, but soon encounters The Continent’s most powerful sorceress. A bloody war seems inevitable and Ciri flees with a group of bandits.
The team is far from ready to start filming, Hissrich explained that the scripts have just been written and that the “creative process is just getting started”.
“I feel like seasons 1 and 2 set the scene for everything to come,” she added. “But the creative process has only just begun. We’ve got the scripts, now we need to bring in the directors, the actors, and then dig deeper to make this the perfect season.”
Season 2 of The Witcher has been received positively by fans, despite almost limiting Henry Cavill’s action career. With the seven-season plan, the cast, with Cavill, has a long-term relationship with the production.