In short, there won’t be any kind of the Witcher multiverse – instead, it looks like we may be seeing a much more meta explanation for Geralt’s changed appearance, with the show’s narrative structure being turned on its head to reflect a story within a story.
Tomasz Bagiński: No way for The Witcher multiverse
The Witcher TV Show is a adaptation of the game called The Witcher. After the releasing of The Witcher Season 3, Henry Cavill’s days as a Geralt of Rivia are over. In the next season, Liam Hemsworth will take his role as a Geralt of Rivia. This recasting will either end up the series or it will continue regardless but producer Tomasz Bagiński may have let something slip.
“Many book readers forget what Andrzej Sapkowski did in the fifth volume of the saga. For me, this is one of the most important things in the whole story,” Bagiński said in a recent interview with Polish publication Wyborcza. “I’m not talking about specific events, but the narrative framework that was introduced in this book. Suddenly, at the beginning of the book, we learn that everything we’ve read so far might not have been true. And this cannot be compared with, for example, the currently popular concept of the multiverse, where out of nowhere there are many different realities.”
He continued: “Everything was turned upside down, and suddenly it turned out to be some postmodern play with form. It was supposed to be fantasy, but it turned into a philosophical discourse on the nature of reality. In this context, the world built by Andrzej Sapkowski seems to me one of the most flexible in all of fantasy.”
However, The Witcher community isn’t convinced by Bagiński’s comments. Most viewers seem adamant that they don’t need an explanation.
The Witcher season 3 is streaming now on Netflix. The Witcher Season 4 release date is not certain yet.