Production for the third season of Netflix The sorcerer concluded a few days ago after five months of hard work. And while there’s still a lot of post-production to do for the series starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan, there’s already a little glimpse into the future.
Several months ago, director Stephen Surjik revealed that season 4 of The sorcerer it had already been mapped out by the show’s producers. Now, we have an update on that front.
The sorcerer Season 4 and Season 5 were scheduled to be produced one after the other
We have been informed from several sources that there is currently an intention within the production of Witcher do season 4 and season 5 back to backboth writing and filming.
It is not known when they intend to start shooting The sorcerer Season 4 and Season 5, but we felt that writing is expected to begin in the coming months, just as Season 3 was already being written three months after filming ended on Season 2.
Making just one season is an incredibly difficult task and making two consecutive ones will no doubt be even more difficult, considering that each season takes 5-6 months to shoot and is a very large cast to coordinate with their schedules and commitments for other projects.
It’s certainly rare for a TV series, but it’s been done, even recently and within the Netflix family. All three seasons of Vikings: Valhalla they were hit almost back to back with a couple of months of hiatus between them.
If they follow through with their intentions, again there probably won’t be 12 months of uninterrupted filming as it would be extremely grueling and miserable for everyone involved. If when the day and date come to schedule all this and the plan becomes unnecessarily problematic, they can always do things the usual way.
Either way, simply planning such a significant venture should indicate that Netflix most likely won’t cancel itself The sorcerer after three seasons, as some feared, and he probably gave the team the green light to move forward and make big plans.
We hope to find out more about this at the Tudum virtual event on September 24, 2022. Maybe Netflix will officially announce the next chapter in The sorcerer universe from season 3 was also officially confirmed during Tudum last year, along with updates on its multiple spinoffs.
When it might The sorcerer Are seasons 4 and 5 coming to Netflix?
The first three seasons of The sorcerer they were produced more or less conventionally and it wasn’t too difficult to indicate a quarter of a certain year and predict an approximate release window. This time it is more difficult, not knowing exactly how they are planning to execute things.
We allow ourselves to speculate a little. If after many months of writing, season 4 filming began in the second half of 2023, a traditional December 2024 release would be possible within a traditional television production time frame. Meanwhile, Season 5 may still be in production and could point to a December 2025 release, this time eliminating the 1.5-2 year gap between seasons.
But we will have to wait and see a long time to know what will happen and when.
Could season 5 be the last for The sorcerer?
We certainly hope not. The next two novels by Andrzej Sapkowski that The sorcerer is adapting are Baptism of fire And The Tower of the Swallow. Baptism is a very heavy book by Geralt, while Tower is mostly centered around Ciri, with many of the events in the two books happening at the same time.
Both books cover many interesting events worthy of adaptation and may take two seasons to fully explore. Especially with more attention and screen time in the series dedicated to other characters outside the main trio.
Season 4 and Season 5 could eventually fit in half Baptismo And Tower each, with season 6 that could fit Lady of the Lake. This is the optimistic version.
Things might be different too. There was an observable pattern between productions when the last two installments of a long TV series or movie were done one after another to fuel and finish. The last two Harry Potter movie, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 when it was still a trilogy, the last two Hunger games movie, breaking Bad extra large Season 5A and 5B, Ozark extra large Season 4A and 4B, among others.
If so, season 4 should condense the events of both Baptism of fire And Tower of the Swallow in a season and go away Lady of the Lake in the fifth season. This is the pessimistic version, especially for Hansa lovers because we would see a lot less Hansa content than books.
But again, we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, let’s just hope for the best.
Season 3 of The sorcerer is in post-production for a 2023 release. The live prequel The Witcher: Origin of Blood is in post-production after two weeks of shooting and is currently awaiting a release at Christmas 2022. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and check out our Discord server to access The sorcerer conversation.