Fifth and Final Season of ‘The Witcher’ Confirmed by Netflix as Season 4 Begins Production

The Witcher will come to an end after five seasons on Netflix.

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The Witcher To End After 5 Seasons On Netflix

Picture: Anya Chalotra as Yennefer in The Witcher – Netflix

With the fourth season officially in production, Netflix has confirmed ahead of time that The Witcher has been renewed for a fifth and final season.

It’s been eleven months since the third season of The Witcher landed on Netflix, and finally, the fourth season has officially been confirmed to be in production.

On various platforms, Netflix has confirmed through its social media accounts that the fourth season is officially in production.

Filming will take several months and will end sometime in Q4 of 2024.

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Picture: The cast of The Witcher for the table read of S4 – Netflix

Creator and Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had the following to say about the start of production;

“It is with huge pride that we begin shooting our penultimate Season of The Witcher with a stellar cast, including some exciting new additions, led by Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia. We’re thrilled to be able to bring Andrzej Sapkowski’s books to an epic and satisfying conclusion. It wouldn’t be our show if we didn’t push our family of characters to their absolute limit — stay tuned to see how the story ends.”

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Netflix has also provided a logline for the fourth season;

“After the shocking, Continent-altering events that close out season three, the new season follows Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri who are faced with traversing the war-ravaged Continent and its many demons apart from each other. If they can embrace and lead the groups of misfits they find themselves in, they have a chance of surviving the baptism of fire and finding one another again.”

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Picture: Liam Hemsworth (center) and Joey Batey (right) and Anya Chalotra (left)

The season 4 production announcement confirmed that Netflix has renewed The Witcher for a fifth and final season.

The fourth and fifth seasons of The Witcher will cover the events of the remaining three novels, Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow, and Lady of the Lake.

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Picture: Meng’er Zhang (left) and Danny Woodburn (right) – Netflix

Why has Netflix chosen to end The Witcher after five seasons?

Since the moment The Witcher landed on Netflix, it’s become increasingly under fire for making changes to Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy story.

With each new episode, it became increasingly apparent that the television series’ creators’ vision differed significantly from that of book fans, including former lead actor Henry Cavill.

Having verbally agreed to sign on as Geralt of Rivia for as long as needed, it shocked everyone when Henry Cavill announced he would be walking away from the role after three seasons.

We had heard rumblings long before the announcement that Cavill was unhappy with the series’ direction. It was soon announced that Liam Hemsworth would take over the role.

In the wake of Cavill’s departure, Netflix faced significant backlash, even more so when what seemed like a smear campaign against the actor began. So, between losing faith from its audience and the backlash of Cavill leaving the series, it only makes sense for the streaming service to try and end the show as quickly as possible.

Are you looking forward to the fourth season of The Witcher? Would you like to see the series go beyond five seasons? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.

 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Tomek Baginski
Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra
Season Additions:
  • - Season 3 - Volume 2 was added to Netflix on July 27th, 2023
  • - Season 3 - Volume 1 was added to Netflix on June 29th, 2023
  • - Season 2 was added to Netflix on December 17th, 2021
  • - Season 1 was added to Netflix on December 20th, 2019
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