Netflix Reportedly "Very Happy" with The Witcher Series, May Renew Ahead of Season One
Netflix may already be prepping to renew The Witcher, according to a recent report from an industry insider on Henry Cavill's schedule.
Audiences still haven’t seen too much from The Witcher‘s Netflix adaptation, however Netflix executives are reportedly pleased with how the project is shaping up. According to media insider Casey Walsh, Netflix may even be ready to sign extra seasons ahead of the official debut.
News comes by way of Twitter, in a Tweet first noticed by Comicbook’s Tyler Fischer. Casey Walsh, Editor-in-Chief of Geeks WorldWide, noted that his sources are telling him that “Netflix is very happy with The Witcher and we could see multiple seasons greenlit before season one airs or shortly after.”
Sounds like @Netflix is very happy with #TheWitcher and we could see multiple seasons greenlit before season one airs or shortly after. Meaning Cavill’s schedule could be full for a while and more evidence Superman is behind him pic.twitter.com/DSnFjhAjrF
— KC Walsh (@TheComixKid) December 19, 2018
Now why should we trust Walsh on his “insider information”? Walsh has a track record with the DC media rings, and given that Henry Cavill intersects with The Witcher and Superman.
Additionally, Netflix does seem trigger-happy lately with greenlighting new seasons. In early November the streaming service’s adaptation of Castlevania got renewed for a third season, and other recent productions like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina have been renewed for multiple seasons.
But like all reports and rumors that are unconfirmed, you should take this with a grain of salt.
There are more than enough reasons to get hyped up on The Witcher series for Netflix, even if this report isn’t true. A couple of months ago, Ciri and Yennefer were both cast, with Feya Allan and Anya Chalotra taking both roles (respectively). Obviously Henry Cavill will be taking on the helm of Geralt of Rivia–a choice that was approved of by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s voice actor, Doug Cockle.
Speaking to the technical talent behind The Witcher, the script will be directed by series writers from Netflix’s Daredevil, Jessica Jone, and The Americans. In other words, we should be expecting some quality to go along with the excellent source material.
The Witcher by Netflix is set to premiere in 2019; if you are wanting to catch up on the video game adaptation, you can grab the game’s Complete Edition on sale at Amazon.