The Witcher season 5 starring Liam Hemsworth reportedly confirmed

We’re nonetheless a number of weeks from the discharge of The Witcher season 3 half 1, however it feels like Netflix might need already given the creators the go-ahead to maneuver ahead with plans for The Witcher season 5! Given The Witcher is one among Netflix’s largest exhibits and the streaming service has been attempting to create a giant franchise comprised of a number of collection, animated spinoffs, and extra, it’s not too surprising that Netflix would renew it early.

Nonetheless, it does come as one thing of a shock since star Henry Cavill is exiting the collection on the finish of the approaching third season. The Witcher was pre-emptively renewed for season 4, however with Liam Hemsworth set to take over because the titular Witcher, Geralt, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see what the suggestions is wish to his portrayal. If followers hate Hemsworth as Geralt in season 4, will Netflix change its thoughts on the fifth season?

Based mostly on new intel from Redanian Intelligence and an interview with casting director Sophie Holland, it sounds just like the writers can be swiftly beginning on season 4 quickly and season 5 proper after, so there may not be time for Netflix to again out if the rankings tank after Cavill’s exit. Then once more, with the continuing WGA strike, all the timelines for this present would possibly shift quickly, relying on how lengthy it takes for issues to get again on observe.

The Witcher season 5 seemingly confirmed by UK casting director

In accordance with Deadline’s interview with UK casting director Sophie Holland, Netflix has already renewed the present for a fifth season. If that’s the case, that may be a massive deal since Netflix can typically be stingy with renewals. Not many exhibits make it previous season three as of late, other than massive collection like Stranger Issues.

Within the interview, Holland confirms that filming is about to get underway on The Witcher season 4 starring Liam Hemsworth, and they’re going to start season 5 quickly after. Redanian Intelligence beforehand reported that Netflix had plans to movie season 4 and season 5 back-to-back, so Holland appears to verify that.

“We’re nearly to start out filming on season 4 with Liam Hemsworth and there can be a brief hole then we go straight into season 5,” she says within the Deadline interview.

Nonetheless, it feels like season 5 would possibly solely be within the early phases of writing, so it’s unclear if they will transfer ahead as scheduled. Then once more, since The Witcher movies abroad, so it’s doable they could be capable to get across the strike by hiring writers on location.

The Witcher season 3 half 1 premieres on June 29, adopted by half 2 on July 27.