After releasing the highly-anticipated second season of The Witcher on Netflix last year, the showrunner Lauren Schmidt-Hissrich was quick to confirm the third season of the show.
Adapted from Andrezej Sapowski’s novels and the eponymous CD Projekt Red video game franchise, The Witcher has become a massive phenomenon among Netflix viewers who simply cannot get enough of the convoluted storylines that the moody and brooding Geralt of Rivia finds himself in.
Starring Henry Cavill as Geralt, Freya Allen as Princess Ciri and Anya Chalotra as the sorceress, Yennefer of Vengerberg, the Polish-American supernatural series focused on the three characters over the two seasons, noted their story arcs at different points of time before using the second season to converge them.
While Geralt presumes that Yennefer is dead and takes Ciri to safety; eventually, they all reunite. The third season will continue their trajectory.
Geralt and Yennefer must protect Ciri against all odds to protect his newfound family. To understand Ciri’s powers and to help the girl harness them, Yennefer takes them to the Aretuza fortress. However, the trio encounters corruption, darkness, political upheavals and treason.
The third season will have eight episodes and has already commenced production. However, the release date is yet to be declared.
While Netflix has tried to be very stealthy about new cast members for season three, potential names have now been leaked by the Redanian Intelligence.
Apparently, Rochelle Rose from Boxing Day and Safiyya Ingar has been cast in two very important roles. Rose has apparently been seen onset and is believed to play the role of a sorceress, Margarita Laux-Antille, who is a friend of Yennefer’s.
Ingarr, too, will be seen as another sorceress in the third season. While nothing has been confirmed by official sources, the Redanian Intelligence is a pretty reliable source when it comes to all things The Witcher.
The Witcher universe is constantly expanding, with a new prequel series, Blood Origin, on its way.
Earlier last year, the animated version of the same, Nightmare of the Wolf, recorded the adventures of Geralt’s mentor Vessemir who Kim Bodnia portrays in the second season of Hissrich’s show. Meanwhile, the fourth season has currently been “mapped out”, according to director Stephen Surjik, and might arrive sooner than we think!