The Witcher franchise has truly become a valley of plenty in recent years. Between the anime prequel and the many, many spinoffs now in development, the world established by Andrzej Sapkowski appears to be expanding at an exponential rate with each passing day.
Despite this, everyone’s attention is firmly focused on Henry Cavill’s flagship show, and not just because Geralt is a beautiful man. The good news is that, even before season two premiered, Netflix has already confirmed that season three will be released in the near future.
Despite the fact that the announcement was made as part of Netflix’s TUDUM event in September 2021, now that some time has passed, there is lots more information to reveal about season three of Stranger Things.
Get ready to saddle up your trusty steed and load up on all the gold you can carry as we journey back to the Continent to discover out what will happen next in The Witcher season three.
The Witcher Season 3 Cast: Who will be Appearing?
Assuming that everything goes according to plan and none of our favourite characters end up in a monster’s stomach, we may expect the following actors to join Henry Cavill in season three (because, after all, there isn’t much of a show without Geralt, right?):
- Freya Allan in the role of Cirilla (also known as Ciri)
- Vengerberg’s Yennefer is played by Anya Chalotra.
- Joey Batey in the role of Jaskier
- Royce Pierreson in the role of Istredd
- Anna Shaffer in the role of Triss Merigold
- Kim Bodnia in the role of Vesemir
If you’ve watched season two from beginning to end, you’ll also be aware that Ciri’s father, Emhyr, makes a triumphant return from the grave, so to speak. Season three’s Big Bad, played by actor Bart Edwards, is expected to play a significant part, if the gloomy season two finale is any indication.
Keep in mind, too, that season two saw a significant increase in the number of characters on the show, which will almost certainly continue in the upcoming season. As the relationship between Nilfgaard and the elves becomes more tense, expect to see characters from this struggle return, as well as the mages who have been absent for a long time.
Thus, it’s likely that Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla), Media Simson (Francesa), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz), and MyAnna Buring (Tissaia) will all be back for season three to give it another shot at it.
What Is The Plot of The Witcher Season 3?
As it turns out, Geralt manages to liberate Ciri from Voleth Meir (played by Ana Marson) before the Wild Hunt attempts to seize her for themselves at the end of Season 2. Their other name is the Wraiths of Mörhogg, and they are creatures from another dimension that are on the lookout for slaves to transport back to their homeworld.
Now that they’ve learned of Ciri’s existence, they’ve formed a new organisation of people on the Continent who are dedicated to bringing her to justice. However, the cliffhanger revealed that the Nilfgaarddian Emperor Emhyr is actually Ciri’s father, Duny, as established in previous episode. I’m talking about the hedgehog man from Season 1.
What occurs, though, during The Time of Contempt? Basically, it chronicles Ciri’s journey to Aretuza (the magical academy on Thanedd Island), where she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of her skills under the guidance of Yennefer.
She’s already had some Witcher training at Kaer Morhen, so it’s time for her to put on her Mage hat and get to work. A major theme of this book is how Nilfgaard and the other kingdoms force the Continent into all-out war with one another. Oh no, no, no.
Obviously, The Witcher Season 3 will most likely cherry-pick key plot aspects and scenes from The Time of Contempt in order to fit in with the series’ current chronology, but it’s encouraging to see Hissrich taking direct inspiration from the source material in this instance.
This season’s synopsis is as follows: “As monarchs, magicians, and animals from across the Continent fight to capture her, Geralt flees with Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to defend his newly-reunited family against those who seek to destroy it.”
“Through Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to learn more about the girl’s latent powers; instead, they find themselves on the battlefield 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 Premiere Date has been Set
The release date for The Witcher season 3 has not yet been confirmed, however the first season of The Witcher and the second season of The Witcher were both released on Netflix in December 2019 and December 2021, respectively. A pattern has been established, and with the publication of the prequel Blood Origin announced for the year 2022, it’s safe to assume that Geralt’s next live-action adventure will take place in 2023.
The second season’s production – which was stopped due to COVID shutdowns and an injury to star Henry Cavill — commenced in February 2020 and went until April 2021, according to the show’s official website. With a schedule that ran from October 2018 to May 2019, the first season was far less unpredictable, with the second season debuting seven months later, in December 2019.
Filming has now begun, and according to a source from Redanian Intelligence, the latest instalment will be shot in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia, among other locations.