The Witcher Season 3: Production begins, first look from the set, plot and more updates

The Witcher 3: Season 3 Production Begins, First Look From the Set
Credit: Netflix

Netflix has shared the first exclusive look at the series sets as the production has started. 

Changeovers from a book to a live series are nothing new because these books have gained a large following over the years.

Their adaptations consider various factors where the readers must become intimately acquainted with these characters and how the story unfolds across the pages. 

The Witcher is a Polish-American fantastical drama television series created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, based on the same-named book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher 3: Season 3 Production Begins, First Look From the Set
Credit: Netflix

This book series has not only been adapted into a television series, but it has also been adapted into a popular video game series, which has increased public interest in the series altogether.

With two seasons already completed, the series was undoubtedly renewed for a third season due to the high demand and viewership of the audience. 

Here’s everything we know so far about The Witcher Season 3:

Check out The Witcher Season 3 BTS photo below:

It’s a shot of the three main characters relaxing in between takes. In this scene, Cavill’s Geralt, Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, and Freya Allan’s Ciri are in a snowy setting with a large forest.  

The film has heightened the fandom’s excitement because it has been a long time since they saw these characters on the screen. The image alone captures the essence of the series’ upcoming action and exciting adventure.

The Witcher 3: Season 3 Production Begins, First Look From the Set
Credit: Netflix

The Witcher Season 3 Plot

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 magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to discover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they find out they’ve landed on a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line — or risk losing each other forever.

The prominent cast members of The Witcher Season 3

  • Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
  • Freya Allan as Ciri, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon
  • Eamon Farren as Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach
  • Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
  • Joey Batey as Jaskier
  • MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries
  • Mimî M. Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo
  • Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
  • Royce Pierreson as Istredd
  • Wilson Mbomio as Dara
  • Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz of Roggeveen
  • Tom Canton as Filavandrel
  • Mecia Simson as Francesca Findabair,
  • Kim Bodnia as Vesemir

When will The Witcher Season 3 premiere?

The third season’s official release date has yet to be announced, as production has only recently begun. All of these details will be revealed as the show progresses.

How many episodes will be there in The Witcher Season 3? 

The franchise’s previous installments, namely seasons 1 and 2, followed the pattern of having 8 episodes. The third season will also follow this pattern and consist of at least 8 episodes with a runtime of 47–67 minutes.  

The Witcher 3: Season 3 Production Begins, First Look From the Set
Credit: Netflix

Are there any new installments on The Witcher franchise? 

Yes, much to the delight of fans. Netflix had confirmed that a prequel is in the works to tell the story of what happened before the series began. The Witcher: Blood Origin is the title of the series, which will premiere on Netflix in 2022.

As the months pass, more information about this installment will be released.

A quick synopsis of the prequel: 

According to Netflix, “Every story has a beginning. Witness the untold history of the Continent with The Witcher: Blood Origin, a new prequel series set in an elven world 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – exploring the creation of the first prototype Witcher and the events that lead to the pivotal “Conjunction of the Spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.” 

Check out The Witcher: Blood Origin’s teaser here: 

The Witcher: Blood Origin | Post-Credits Teaser | Netflix

Where to watch The Witcher? 

The Witcher Season 3 will be available to stream on Netflix. 

The animated prequel film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is also available on Netflix. The film revolves around one of the fan-favorite characters, Vesemir.

Check out the trailer: 

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Witcher Synopsis

According to Wikipedia, “The story begins with Geralt of Rivia, Crown Princess Ciri of Cintra, and the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg at different points in time, exploring formative events that shape their characters throughout the first season before eventually merging into a single timeline.”

The Witcher 3: Season 3 Production Begins, First Look From the Set
Credit: Netflix

Geralt and Ciri are linked by destiny since before she was born when he unknowingly demanded her as a reward for his services by invoking “the Law of Surprise.” After the two finally meet, the Witcher becomes the princess’s protector and must help her fight against her various pursuers to prevent her Elder Blood and powerful magic from being used for malevolent purposes and keep Ciri and their world safe.

Here are some of the fan’s reactions to the new look of the sets:

All episodes of Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix.