Netflix ‘The Witcher’ showrunner says upcoming Season 3 may be split in two parts
Netflix’s The Witcher fans may have to wait a little longer for all the episodes for its upcoming third season.
In an interview with the Collider, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that it was a possibility that the upcoming season will be divided into two parts given the continued VFX challenges.
The show creator divulged that she anticipates “at least seven more months of post-production before Season 3’s release, which might weigh in favour of splitting the season.”
During the interview, Lauren was also joined by Declan De Barra, who is a co-creator of The Witcher: Blood Origin with her. The duo were asked when the next season will be available and if Netflix might release the episodes in two parts.
“We haven’t discussed that [splitting the season] yet, but at this point I think what we see happening across all sort of streamers, I wouldn’t rule it out,” said Lauren.
“I do think that, obviously, we don’t put anything out that we’re not incredibly proud of. So that dictates our entire launch date. And I think it’ll be interesting. Again, we have a way still a very long time, eight-ish months or so until Witcher Season 3 comes out. So, God willing, we get it all out at the same time. But who knows, we’ll see what happens.”
This wouldn’t be the first time a Netflix show has been split into two parts for other reasons. Per the outlet, while Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities released episodes in pairs as part of a thematic build-up, the Duffer Brothers opted to split Stranger Things Season 4 into two parts, in part to allow the VFX team time to complete work on the final episodes.