The Witcher season 3 has officially started filming, meaning it’s one step closer to being on our televisions. We still don’t have an official release date, but now that filming is beginning we have a better idea of when the series might return to Netflix. There’s an official plot summary for the next season now, too, which you can read below.
As well as that information, we’ve also got the lowdown on returning cast members and characters, some remarks from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and our best estimate as to when we could receive a trailer. Plus, we’ve got a round-up of narrative points that might spring up from the source material (but we’ve avoided book spoilers, don’t worry). So, for all that and more, keep reading to find out everything we know so far about The Witcher season 3 in our definitive guide to the smash video game adaptation.
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Netflix’s Witcher Season 3 Storyline
The official plot summary for The Witcher season 3 has been released by Netflix, and it reads as follows: “Although many monarchs, mages, and beasts from all over the Continent are vying for her capture, Geralt flees with Ciri of Cintra into hiding in order to protect his newly reunited family from those who seek to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer guides them to the safe castle of Aretuza, where she hopes to find more about the girl’s latent powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battleground of political corruption, dark magic, and betrayal. Their only option is to fight back and put everything on the line – or risk losing each other for all time.
“The Witcher season 3 story will take off where the second season left off: the net is closing in on Ciri, with Nilfgaard, Rania, and the Northern rulers all vying to catch – or, worse, murder – the Lion Cub of Cintra. Francesca and the surviving elves also have Ciri in her sights, who is now under the protection of Geralt and Yennefer. Those warring parties and divisions will almost probably be the driving force of the future season. As Geralt remarked of Ciri’s destiny in season two: “The demon; the Wild Hunt — she’s marked for something, and it doesn’t end there. If wizards and royals find out she’s still alive and what she’s capable of, they won’t stop coming for her.
”There’ll be a frantic hunt for Ciri in future episodes, with Yennefer and Geralt scrabbling to defend her as the core trio becomes connected together in one epic plot. Hissrich previously told TechRadar that the third season is centered on The Time of Contempt, which sees Yennefer, Ciri, and Geralt journey to Aretuza so that Ciri may learn how to wield her power. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has stated on Twitter that the upcoming season would adapt Andrzej Sapkowski’s ‘Time of Contempt.’
The first season adapted portions of The Last Wish, while the second season focused on A Grain of Truth and the majority of A Blood of Elves. We’re not getting into significant book spoilers here, especially when the program is trying to depart from key aspects of the source text. In short, though, expect one of Geralt’s most horrific battle sequences, an odyssey for Ciri, and the entrance of the criminal organization The Rats. If you want to take up where the plot left off, be sure to check out the reading sequence in our guide to The Witcher novels.
Mistle is a member of The Rats, a gang of misfit teenagers who steal from the rich and give to themselves – and sometimes the poor. She is street hard, suspicious of everyone, and out for revenge, until a chance meeting that will change everything. pic.twitter.com/ii1gxWXkAF
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) April 14, 2022
Netflix’s Witcher Season 3 Casts And Characters
Anya Chalotra is a British actress primarily known for her role as Yennefer of Vengerberg in the Netflix original series The Witcher. She is also known for appearing in Wanderlust.
Freya Allan is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Princess Cirilla of Cintra in the Netflix series The Witcher. She also appears as young Sam in the 2021 film Gunpowder Milkshake and as the younger version of The Widow in the AMC series Into the Badlands.
Joey Batey is an English actor, musician, singer, and composer. He is recognized for portraying the bard Jaskier in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher. He is also recognized for singing “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher”, as well other songs featured in episodes of the series where he starred.
Netflix’s Witcher Season 3 Release Date
The Witcher was released in December 2019, while season two of The Witcher dropped on Netflix on 17 December 2021. It’s presumably not going to release until at least Q2 2023, although Netflix might wind up keeping it until December 2023 to keep up the existing pattern of release.
Netflix’s Witcher Season 3 Trailer
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