April 18, 2024

Netflix announced today that The Witcher has been picked up for a fifth and final season. The news comes as production is beginning on Season 4, which the streamer has confirmed will film back-to-back with Season 5.

Best known for the popular series of video games, The Witcher originated as a series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. The TV show follows a monster hunter by the name of Geralt of Rivia, who is struggling to find his place in a world where people are often more wicked than beasts. When destiny unites him with a powerful sorceress and a young princess, the three must work to navigate the volatile Continent together.

"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," said creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. "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."

The final two seasons will adapt the remaining of Sapkowski's books: Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow and Lady of the Lake.