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Netflix announces a new family-friendly Witcher series, along with season 3

Netflix will also make another animated movie set in The Witcher universe

Witcher wolf symbol from Netflix show Image: Netflix
Matt Patches is an executive editor at Polygon. He has over 15 years of experience reporting on movies and TV, and reviewing pop culture.

Netflix has all the attention in the world, but maybe not the IP to contend with the Disney and HBOs of the world. So it’s understandable the company would be pushing hard to expand their most promising franchises. Which is why we’re about to have a ton of Witcher in the immediate future. On Saturday, out of the Tudum fan event, Netflix announced a handful of new stories set in the Witchering World of Geralt of Rivia.

The new animated project follows August’s anime-inspired feature The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf from Legend of Korra team Studio Mir. Netflix will also produce a new “fun filled” Witcher series for kids and families — though it’s not exactly clear how that’s going to work. Finally, Netflix also announced that The Witcher has been renewed for a third season.

The new series is a boon for The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who continues to oversee the mega-franchise. Hissrich also recently signed a lucrative deal with Netflix to create even more series for the streamer.

The Witcher season 2 premieres on Dec. 17. The Witcher: Blood Origin is expected in 2022.

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