Geralt is coming back for more. Netflix has confirmed that The Witcher season 3 has officially begun filming. The third season of the highly popular fantasy series based on the books of the same name is now underway. Does that mean we are going to see the show return before the end of the year? That remains unclear as no release date has been set. But things are certainly headed in the right direction.
The news was confirmed by Netflix on social media by releasing a new behind-the-scenes photo. Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer of Vengerberg) and Freya Allan (Princess Cirilla of Cintra) are featured in the photo, at least confirming some returning cast members. The full cast for The Witcher season 3 has yet to be revealed though.
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“Our family is back together again. #TheWitcher Season 3 is officially in production!” the tweet reads. In addition to the photo, Netflix also revealed the first plot details for the new season by releasing the official synopsis. This time, it’s about Geralt trying to protect his family from the forces of darkness.
Here is the synopsis for The Witcher season 3.
“As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magic training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to discover more about the girls’ untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line — or risk losing each other forever.”
While the first season of the show wasn’t overly embraced by critics, it performed very well on Netflix. That led to a quick green light for season 2, in addition to an expansion of the franchise. We’ve also got a live-action prequel series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin on the way this year. That is in addition to the anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is returning as showrunner for the upcoming season. While much still remains mysterious, Hissrich previously confirmed that it will adapt Time of Contempt. Even though this is the show’s third season, that is the second book in the series by author Andrzej Sapkowski. It was originally published in 1995.
The Witcher season 3 does not yet have a release date.