The Witcher, You and Cobra Kai will all return to Netflix later this year, just in case you were worried you were in for a longer wait.
All three shows have faced production delays due to the pandemic, like most TV series and movies, but the streaming giant confirmed on Tuesday (April 20) that new seasons for all of them will arrive in the final three months of 2021.
During a company investor video, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos said (via Deadline): “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.
“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 Witcher will be returning for its much-anticipated second season after achieving Netflix’s biggest opening season for a TV series so far when it debuted in December 2019.
The fantasy drama has finally finished production on season two, having faced multiple setbacks because of positive COVID cases while star Henry Cavill also suffered a leg injury which caused him to take a break from filming.
You, starring Penn Badgley, has also been away since December 2019, but the psych thriller’s third season is in momentum and Badgley was spotted filming it earlier this year.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Tati Gabrielle, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Scott Michael Foster and The Vampire Diaries’ Michaela McManus have all joined season three, among a few other new additions to the cast.
And the fourth season of Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai will also launch on Netflix later this year, with this one being the first produced specifically for the streamer.
The first three seasons were made for YouTube Red, although only the first and second were released on there before YouTube stopped making scripted original programming and Netflix bought the rights.
Expect Netflix to reveal exact air dates over the coming months.