So far, Geralt of Rivia’s (Henry Cavill) journey across the Continent has been interesting, and it’s only going to get more dangerous in the future. “The Witcher” is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, and rightfully so. In the wake of the Battle of Sodden Hill at the end of “The Witcher” Season 1, Geralt takes Princess Ciri (Freya Allan) to the witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen, which is just returning to the streaming service for its second season. Ciri is a vital figure for the Northern Kingdoms and Nilfgaard because of her royal rank, hence the world has become a very hazardous place for her.
Ciri continues to train with the other witchers as she learns to control her abilities, while Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra) embarks on a trek across the Continent to discover why the world appears to be on the verge of doom. To say the least, it’s been an action-packed season. What’s more amazing is that the actors and crew were able to complete Season 2 of “The Witcher” while working under tight COVID-19 guidelines.
The Witcher Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix
But now that the second adventure is complete, it’s time to think about the future. Here’s all we know about Season 3 of “The Witcher.”
When will The Witcher Season 3 be released?
Netflix hasn’t announced a release date for “The Witcher” Season 3 yet, which is understandable given that Season 2 has only recently gone online. However, the streaming service has already announced that Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer will return in a third installment. Netflix tweeted back in September: “To our ever-expanding Witcher world, toss a coin! Season 3 of The Witcher, as well as a second animated feature film and a new Kids and Family series rooted in the universe of The Witcher, may now be formally announced.”
So, we know Season 3 is coming — but it’ll be fascinating to see if the second anime film will connect to “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf,” which delves into Vesemir’s (Kim Bodnia) past before Season 2. However, it’s feasible that the film may be utilized to prop up a character or storyline point moving into Season 3. And a “Witcher” series that’s suitable for the whole family? That’ll be one to watch out for.
However, the main show isn’t expected to premiere until 2023. Lauren S. Hissrich will remain as the showrunner, and Netflix has already lined up a number of writers for the third season, including Troy Dangerfield of “Castle” (via Twitter).
Who is in The Witcher Season 3’s cast?
Season 2 of “The Witcher” introduces fans to a slew of new characters and monsters across the Continent, including Nivellen (Kristofer Hivju), Vesemir, and the rest of the Witchers who grew up alongside Geralt at Kaer Morhen. So, ideally, Season 3 will take advantage of the chance to include more characters from Andrzej Sapkowski’s writings in the series.
“The major recurring role we’ve seen is for a female actress in her 20s to play a student who is brainwashed into believing they’re someone else,” the NSFW site Recapped recently reported. Although it’s unclear how trustworthy that information is, the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt.
The main cast, including Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra, appears to be very likely to return to their respective roles, but the Season 2 finale certainly leaves them in some interesting places. Cavill, on the other hand, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he plans to stick with Lauren S. Hissrich’s seven-year plan for the show, but only “as long as we can keep telling great stories that honor [author Andrzej] Sapkowski’s work.”
Let’s hope Joey Batey makes an appearance to provide us with more of Jaskier’s incredible lyrics.
What is the plot of Season 3 of The Witcher?
The plot of “The Witcher” Season 3 is being kept under wraps for the time being, but it will undoubtedly follow on from the apocalyptic atmosphere that descended upon the Continent in Season 2. If we had to guess, we’d say Geralt will be killing some terrifying monsters along the way. Lauren S. Hissrich has been doing a lot of press in the lead-up to Season 2 of “The Witcher,” and she recently teased what to expect from Season 3.
Hissrich said at the Lucca Comics & Games 2021 festival, “What I would say about the third season, the writers are back in Los Angeles hard-working while I am here getting to do this, so I’m glad for them,” before adding that it will be a “very entertaining season.” “The Witcher” Season 3 will follow a “certain book very closely,” according to the showrunner, and would involve “a lot of action, some death… some death.” Interesting.
Thankfully, according to “The Witcher” fan site Redanian Intelligence, which discovered the listing in Production Weekly, the series is planned to begin filming in early 2022. When filming begins, we’ll most likely discover more about what’s in store for Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer, so stay tuned.