The Witcher is only a few more days away of releasing its second spinoff, The Witcher: Blood Origin. After the success that was the first season, Netflix moved forward fast with the animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf before moving forward with a live-action prequel series. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Lauren Hissric hinted that we may be getting more in the near future.
We have plans to keep this going in various permutations. I love the mothership, I’m going to stick to it, but obviously, we have Blood Origin coming out. I hope that this doesn’t end for a while. So I think the possibilities are endless, and we’ll see what happensLauren Hissrich
It looks like they have quite a few plans moving forward. Blood Origin wasn’t quite the critical success they may have hoped even with some big names attached like Michelle Yeoh. The series currently stands at 39% approval rating by critics and there’s the question if fans will have a similar reaction. Of course, there are also the viewership numbers that might be the real test for Netflix if there’s more to The Witcher moving forward, especially when Season 4 rolls around with Liam Hemsworth in the title role.
Henry Cavill will be given a “heroic sendoff” in the upcoming season that may pull in some strong numbers but the question remains if it can keep up that momentum for her plans for many more seasons to continue. The possibilities are endless but Netflix’s patience may not be for a franchise that can’t pull in the numbers to make the budget worth their time.