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The Witcher Season 3: Release Date Is Confirmed?

The third season of “The Witcher” delves deeper into the story of Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer as they face off against various mage factions and vengeful elf characters.

While a lot of fans are still hurting from what happened at the end of The Witcher Season 2, Netflix is already moving forward with the next season and has started pre-production on it. There have also been rumors that the tenth country that The Witcher has filmed in will be Wales for this season’s production. If these rumors are true, Wales will be the eleventh place that The Witcher has filmed in.

Prepare to ride your steeds and have your coins at the ready as we take a deeper dive into what the third season of The Witcher has in store for us, who we may anticipate seeing, and when we can begin our binge-watching of Season 3.

Date of the Release of the Witcher Season 3

The creation of previous seasons of The Witcher took approximately seven months, and then another seven months were spent editing the episodes. According to recent rumors, development on The Witcher Season 3 officially began on April 4 and using the projected production time as a point of reference, we estimate that The Witcher Season 3 will be released sometime around the beginning of 2023.

The Witcher Season 3

After the premiere of The Witcher on Netflix in December 2019 and the premiere of The Witcher Season 2 in December 2021, many fans and followers of The Witcher anticipated another installment of the Witcher series would be released at the end of 2022. However, given that The Witcher: Blood Origin has been confirmed to be released in 2022, we may anticipate that Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer will return for The Witcher Season 3 in 2023. This was confirmed following the announcement of The Witcher prequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin.

The Witcher took a total of 14 months to produce, including pre-production, production, and post-production. If not for the accident that occurred during the filming of The Witcher Season 2, which was experienced by star actor Henry Cavill, and the sudden spread of the CoVid-19 virus, The Witcher Season 2 would have had a similar period.

Because of these occurrences, the production had to be temporarily halted, which ultimately resulted in a delay in the release of the season. The second season of The Witcher was ultimately made available to the public after a total of 159 days were spent filming the series and around eight months were spent in post-production. Although there is not yet an official release date for The Witcher Season 3, we can make an educated guess based on the data presented here that it will take the cast and crew approximately the same amount of time, which is at least 14 months.

The Trailer for The Witcher Season 3

Five months before the formal premiere of each series, which took place in July, the trailers for the first two seasons of The Witcher were made available online. When it comes to the teaser trailer for The Witcher Season 3, we can anticipate that it will be released between four and six months before the actual release date once the release date has been finalized.

You might want to have a look at the recently unveiled clip of Ciri undergoing her witcher training behind the scenes in the meantime.

Cast Members of the Witcher Season 3

Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the shrewd and reticent Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher Season 3, while Freya Allan will play the valiant Ciri, and Anya Chalotra will play Yennefer of Vengerberg, a legendary beauty who is also a powerful sorceress. Together, they will lead us on the next leg of our journey.

The third season will also feature the return of some of our other favorite characters from Nilfgaard. Mimi Ndiweni will reprise her role as Fringilla, and Eamon Farren will reprise his role as Cahir. MyAnna Buring, who plays Tissaia, Anna Shaffer, who plays Triss, Mahesh Jadu, who plays Vilgefortz, Lars Mikkelsen, who plays Stregobor, and Royce Pierson, who plays Istredd, will continue with the politics and the turmoil that always come with power in Aretuza.

Media Simson, who plays Francesca, along with Tom Canton, who plays Filavandrel, and Wilson Mbomio, who plays Dara, is all set to reprise their roles as major Elven characters in the upcoming season of the series.

And, of course, it won’t be The Witcher without our favorite bard, Jaskier, who is portrayed by Joey Batey in the upcoming adaptation.

A significant number of the characters who were first presented in the second season are also likely to appear in the third season. These include Cassie Clare as Phillipa, Chris Fulton as Rience, and Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia. Graham McTavish plays the role of Dijkstra. In addition, Duny, now known as Emhyr, Emperor of Nilfgaard, will make his comeback. Bart Edwards will play this character in the upcoming episode.

New casting announcements for additional characters that will be appearing in The Witcher Season 3 have been revealed on the official Twitter account for The Witcher. Robbie Amell was shown to be Gallatin, Menger Zhang was revealed to be Milva, Hugh Skinner was revealed to be Prince Radovid, and Christelle Elwin was revealed to be Mistle.

The announcement that six more cast members would be joining The Witcher for its third season was made public sometime in early July.

The role of Artaud Terranova, a magician who participated in the Thanedd coup and went after Ciri, will be played by Ryan Hayes. Michalina Olszanska, a Polish actress, will also be playing the role of a magic user, though we do not yet know who her character will be. Hayes will not be the only person portraying a mage; Michalina Olszanska will join the cast as well.

In addition to them, we will also see Kate Winter in the role of Putney, while Martyn Ellis will take on the role of Barker. In addition, Harvey Quinn and Poppy Almond will be joining the cast of The Witcher for its third season, but we do not yet have any details on the characters they will play.

The Witcher Season 3 Plot

Because of a tweet from the showrunner, Lauren Hissrich, we already knew that the upcoming season would be based on Time of Contempt, the second novel in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher trilogy. This information was made available to us.

This is explained in greater detail in the official plot summary that Netflix has provided for The Witcher season 3. It says here that “As monarchs, magicians, and animals of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to safeguard his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it.”

The Witcher Season 3

Yennefer, who has been entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, guides them to the safe haven of Aretuza, where she hopes to learn more about the girl’s latent abilities. Instead, they find that they have landed in a battleground filled with political corruption, dark magic, and betrayal. They have no choice but to put up a fight and stake everything on the outcome; otherwise, they run the chance of never seeing each other again.

If you are interested in learning more about the specifics of that plot, make sure that you check out our guide that explains how to read The Witcher novels in the order that they were written