The Witcher Books Sold Out Immediately Following The Release Of Netflix Show’s First Season

The Witcher Books Sold Out Immediately Following The Release Of Netflix Show’s First Season
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Even though some of the critics didn’t enjoy the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher, it’s quite clear that the fans, for the most part, loved the show, as the streaming service has confirmed that it was its second most popular original show of 2019. So yeah, it’s clear that the show was a major success. It’s also worth noting that the show was only available for 10 days in 2019, which means that it was an overwhelming success.

Unfortunately, it looks like the next season won’t be available until next year, likely in the summer, as the second season of the show is currently scheduled to begin filming this spring. However, fans of the show aren’t waiting until then to get their eyes on more Witcher-related content.

By now, everyone knows that the TV show is based on the book series, and not the games, which are sequels to the books. In total, there are eight books in The Witcher series, five of which are considered to be main books, while the other three are composed of short, standalone stories. Shortly after the Netflix show debuted, the book series sold out on Amazon. Also, the prices for third-party book sales have increased dramatically, as there’s a renewed demand for the entire series.

Since selling out, Amazon has promised that they’ll have more books in stock within two weeks, but they’ll probably sell out quickly once again.

The author of The Witcher book series, Andrzej Sapkowski, just recently signed a new deal with CD Projekt Red — who are the developers behind the video game series — which according to CDPR will further solidify their relationship, which has been pretty rough throughout the years.

Following the agreement with The Witcher’s author, CD Projekt Red issued the following statement.

“The agreement satisfies and fully clarifies the needs and expectations of both parties, past and present, and sets out a framework for the future cooperation between the two sides. The agreement grants CD Projekt new rights, as well as confirms the company’s title to The Witcher intellectual property in video games, graphic novels, board games, and merchandise.”

After the new deal was announced, many began to believe that a fourth installment to The Witcher video game series is now more likely than ever. Of course, as of right now, CDPR is putting the finishing touches on Cyberpunk 2077, thus meaning that The Witcher 4, if it is in the works, won’t be announced anytime soon.