The fantasy series based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski has been a complete success for Netflix from the start. The streaming service has thus been able to build on the success of the video game predecessors around the White Wolf. And after season 2, it’s far from over.
Naturally, fans of the series want to know when new episodes will continue. We, therefore, collect everything worth knowing about the 3rd season of The Witcher in the following.
Spoiler warning: In the following text, we go into the previous events of the fantasy highlight “The Witcher”. In addition, the article may already anticipate plots of the The Witcher season 3. If you want to watch the series spoiler-free, you should only read this article after the last episode of season 2. Instead, we recommend taking a look at the current Netflix news until then.
The Witcher Season 3 Release Date: When will be released?
Currently, there is no official start date for the 3rd season of The Witcher. However, Netflix has already confirmed the continuation of the series several months before the start of the 2nd season.
The scripts for the new episodes are also already written, as Ciri actress Freya Allan reveals in an interview with “RadioTimes“. The shooting itself started at the beginning of April 2022.
New episodes could therefore continue as early as winter 2022, but a start in the first half of 2023 would also be possible.
By the way: We recommend the Behind-the-Scenes video with production designer Andrew Laws to all those who want to bridge the waiting time until then and lose themselves once again in the sets of season 2.
How many episodes does The Witcher season 3 have?
There is no solid information about the number of episodes in The Witcher season 3 yet. However, since the two previous seasons were released with eight episodes each, we also expect this number for The Witcher season 3.
The Witcher Season 3 Plot: What happens?
Spoiler warning: The following paragraph anticipates large parts of the plot of season 3. If you’d rather be surprised, you should return to “Who’s in Season 3 of The Witcher?”.
Fans of the books already have a good idea of what will happen next with The Witcher. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich confirmed that the plot of the 3rd season will be closely based on the original “The Time of Contempt.” This is the third book in the Witcher saga.
Ciri will continue her education in it. However, not in Kaer Morhen, but as a sorceress in Aretusa. Of course, she meets Geralt there as well.
Ciri also learns that she is the descendant of the rebel Falka, who serves as a warning example to the wizards of the continent.
Finally, Ciri meets the Emperor of Nilfgaard, Emhyr var Emreis, after being captured by the fire mage Rience. A band of teenage brigands later frees her from the emperor’s prison.
In addition, the 3rd season of “The Witcher” will be much more action-heavy. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich revealed this in an interview with “The Wrap,” in which she also discussed the future of the elves in The Witcher season 3 and the death of the Witcher’s horse Roach in Season 2.
The Witcher Season 3 Cast: Who’s starring?
The core cast of The Witcher will be back in Season 3. In addition to the three main characters, the cast includes
- Geralt (Henry Cavill)
- Ciri (Freya Allan)
- Yennefer (Anya Chalotra)
Also, the central characters are Larkspur (Joey Batey), Triss (Anna Shaffer), Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni), Cahir (Eamon Farren), Tissaia (MyAnna Buring) and Stregobor (Lars Mikkelsen).
A more important role in The Witcher season 3 will be given to the characters Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu), Rience (Chris Fulton), Francesca Findabair (Mecia Simpson) and Emhyr var Emreis (Bart Edwards).
Nothing is known about new additions at this time.
The Witcher Season 3 Trailer: Are there any trailers?
Currently, there are no trailers for the 3rd season of The Witcher. We will include them in the article after their release.
The Witcher: Season 2 Official Trailer
What’s next for The Witcher universe?
In addition to a third season, the Witcher universe is expanding beyond the Netflix series.
The anime film “Nightmare of the Wolf“, which tells the background of the case of Kaer Morhen, was released in the summer. A second part is already in the works.
In addition, the spinoff “The Witcher: Blood Origin” will start on Netflix in 2022. The series is set 1200 years before the main series and tells the story of the conjunction of the spheres and the fall of the elven kingdoms. A first teaser trailer for the series was recently released.