The Witcher and You to return in late 2021
CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed the news.
Two of Netflix’s biggest shows The Witcher and You will return in the last few months of 2021.
They will be joined by a fourth season of Karate Kid follow up Cobra Kai, which will be the first developed specifically for Netflix after its move from YouTube Premium last August, along with two original films Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead.
The streaming giant’s CEO Ted Sarandos announced the news during a recent video call to the company’s investors.
"What happened in the first part of this year was that a lot of the projects that we'd hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the post-production delays and COVID delays and we think we'll get back to a much steadier state in the back half of the year,” he said.
"Certainly in Q4 where we have the returning seasons of some of our most popular shows like The Witcher and You and Cobra Kai as well as some big tentpole movies that came to market a little slower than we'd hoped like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead."
The highly-anticipated second season of The Witcher recently wrapped filming after several COVID-19 related delays and star Henry Cavill getting injured on set.
Based on Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski, it will see the titular monster hunter Geralt (Cavill) and Princess Ciri (Freya Allen) arrive at Kaer Morhen to begin training while powerful sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) has been imprisoned by the Nilfgaardians.
Production on the third season of the enjoyably soapy thriller You has now resumed after also being shut down due to COVID-19. Not too many plot details are available but it’s expected to pick up with murderous couple Joe (Penn Badgley) and Love (Victoria Pedretti) as they move to the suburbs.
You can stream the entirety of both You and The Witcher on Netflix now.
Source: Digital Spy