Season 2 of The Witcher was a huge success, which means we're all looking forward to any news about season 3. While the season has been voraciously devoured by viewers, garnering a staggering 2.2. billions of minutes spent during the first week after launch will probably take a little longer until we return to the mainland to see what Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer will do.
Season 3 The Witcher hasn't started filming yet ... but that doesn't mean the team behind it isn't already at work. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich previously revealed that the scripts for the third season are being written. Executive producer Steven Gaub has now started posting pictures on his Instagram account showing that location research and scenery efforts are underway.
Producer The Witcher shares backstage photos from Season 3
"Season 3. Here We Are," Gaub writes. This picture is of ... well, the doors, as you can see. But where do the doors go, isn't that the question?
The next one Gaub shared shows a huge warehouse where a set is built. "We certainly won't be smaller for season 3 of [The Witcher]," Gaub wrote. Hissrich previously teased that season 3 of The Witcher will be "huge", and this photo helps at home.
Behind all the building materials stacked in that photo, we can see what looks like a large room made of plywood with an arched door. Could one of those fancy doors in the previous photo fit in there?
New locations in season 3 The Witcher
From there, we explore the location. According to Gaub, The Witcher has started looking for new locations for season 3 on January 18th. Based on the photos he and Hissrich share, they seem to be considering a wide range of creepy and striking places.
"Something bad is coming this way," Gaub teased with that final photograph of a stone tunnel casting interesting shadows along the curved path. In the world of The Witcher, there could be a lot of bad things, from basilicas to bandits to who knows what else.
While it's great to get that behind-the-scenes look at next season's The Witcher, it also helps to remember that it will probably take a minute before we can see any new episodes. We don't expect them to appear until 2023. But on the plus side, we know that Hissrich and the rest of The Witcher are gearing up to return to the mainland, and we have the Blood Origin prequel series starring Michelle Yeoh. to look forward to at some point this year.
Until then, the first two seasons of The Witcher are always available on Netflix, as well as the prequel anime The Wolf's Nightmare.