The Witcher is a fantasy adventure streaming TV series conceived by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix. The show is heavily inspired by the novel series of the exact name published by Polish author Andrej Sapkowski. The first season was launched on December 20, 2019, comprising eight episodes. The second season was released on December 17, 2021, with a total of eight episodes.
To those who have binge-watched all the episodes of ‘The Witcher’ series, know the real feeling of thrill, entertainment, and fun all at the same time and it’s no wonder why this series is widely popular and has a huge fan following across the world. The last season was a full meal course served and thus hungry customers were satisfied except that it ended on a major cliffhanger but we know that the story is far from over.
The crazy part is, it’s not even a week since the second season finished airing on the streaming giant and fans have been anxiously awaiting for the third series to arrive but what do we know about it? Although it’s too early to talk about it in detail regarding the much anticipated third installment, there are bits and pieces of information that we have compiled below.
The Witcher Season 2: Recap
In the second season of The Witcher, it concluded with The Continent on the verge of a catastrophic battle. The elves have headed out seeking Justice, the sorcerers are scheming between themselves, and the boss of Nilfgaard has at long last disclosed his true identity as the ultimate villain, with substantial links to Ciri. Nevertheless, The Wild Hunt and the remainder of The Continent are in search of Ciri to hunt her down, it is only a matter of time till the new clan can stick together as they head into a new chapter of the series.
Is The Witcher Season 3 happening or not?
A big YES! The third season of the widely popular Netflix series is very much happening. In September 2021, the giant streamer officially declared during its introductory TUDUM fan meet that it renewed the third outing of The Witcher.
The Witcher Season 3 release date: When is it coming out?
As of now, the official air date for the third season of The Witcher is not confirmed by the show makers nor by Netflix officials. In a recent interview with the series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich reveals that the penning for the script for the forthcoming season has been completed this December but she did not mention when the production will commence.
Coming back to the release date, the third season probably won’t come out until November or December 2022. According to speculations, shooting for the next series will begin soon
The cast of The Witcher Season 3: Who’s returning in the upcoming third series of The Witcher?
It’s not known if all the cast members that appeared in the previous seasons will return in the third season but we can expect to see the infamous trio Henry, Anya, and Freya return and play their respective roles.
- Henry Cavill (as Geralt of Rivia aka The Witcher)
- Anya Chalotra (as Yennefer of Vengerberg)
- Freya Allan (as Cirilla aka Ciri)
- Joey Batey (as Jaskier)
Henry Cavill in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revealed that he plans to dedicate Hissrich’s 7-year contract for the series, though he can proceed only “as long as we can keep telling great stories which honour Sapkowski’s work.”
Also, the third season will witness an all-out battle that involves the Nilfgaar, the elves, and the sorcerers. So it’s likely that Mimi M. Khasiya (as Fringilla Vigo), Media Simson (as Francesca Findabair), Bart Edwards (as Duny/ Emperor Emhyr), Mahesh Jadu (as Vilgefortz), and MyAnna Buring (as Tissaia de Vries) will return in the upcoming season.
The Witcher Season 3 plot: What to expect from the story?
Plot details for The Witcher Season 3 are not entirely known or revealed yet but the show’s creator Hissrich via TechRadar disclosed that the third season will be inspired by the second novel series in The Witcher Saga titled “The Time of Contempt.”
In the upcoming season, Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer will explore Aretuza so that Ciri can resume her training to master her magic skills. Unfortunately, a rebellion starts in Aretuza, and the trio gets divided.
The second season leaves an opening for the story to continue in Season 3 since it ended on a cliffhanger. As mentioned, there’s going to be bloodshed, Ciri is being hunted down by The Wild Hunt and The Continent. Will the trio make it out alive? Only time will tell as we patiently wait for the new episodes to arrive.
Where to watch The Witcher Season 3?
The Witcher Season 3 episodes will be available to stream on Netflix. In the meantime, you can stream all eight episodes of the second season which was dropped on December 17, 2021.