Prepare your potions, the third season will be back sooner than you anticipated! Continue reading to find out more.
The second season of “The Witcher,’ has received positive reviews from critics. So it’s not surprising that viewers will be treated to another season next year! If you noticed, Rotten Tomatoes reports a 95% approval rating with an average rating of 7.9/10, based on 62 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads: “The Witcher‘s second season expands on its first in all the best ways – and most importantly, it remains a whole lot of fun.”
Metacritic calculated a weighted average score of 69 out of 100 based on 23 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. So, to curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous season. If you are one of them, then you have reached the right place to know everything relating to when Netflix will release The Witcher Season 3.
The Witcher Season 3: is it premiering in January 2023 or not?
Unfortunately, it was brought to our attention that The Witcher Season 3 wasn’t included in the list of new releases in January 2023, which is a little disappointing for the fans who have been waiting for the next season for quite some time now.
If you recall, back in September 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a third season, which has now been confirmed to be released in the summer of 2023. As, the filming began on April 4, 2022, and wrapped in September 2022. This will be followed by a fourth season, with Liam Hemsworth taking over the role of Geralt of Rivia. Moreover, if we take most of the Netflix series into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the new season will have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET).
In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among its followers, quoting, “Toss a coin to our growing Witcher universe! We can officially announce The Witcher Season 3, along with a second anime feature film, and a new Kids and Family series set in the world of The Witcher.” Take a look at the official post below:
Toss a coin to our growing Witcher universe! We can officially announce The Witcher Season 3, along with a second anime feature film, and a new Kids and Family series set in the world of The Witcher. pic.twitter.com/E032fDAXYx
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) September 25, 2021
The Witcher Season 3: What to expect?
Ciri’s true power as the Elder Blood child, who has the ability to open portals to other worlds and unleash terrible monsters upon the Continent, was partially revealed in The Witcher Season 2. So, continuing the plot here’s the newly-released Season 3 ‘sofficial logline, “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 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.”
The Time of Contempt is nigh. 👀
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) September 24, 2022
The Witcher Season 3 Cast and Crew
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles from the second season are as follows Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri, Eamon Farren as Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach, 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, and Mecia Simson as Francesca Findabair. The Witcher is executive produced by Schmidt Hissrich. Tomek Baginski, Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, Mike Ostrowski, Steve Gaub, and Jarosław Sawko also executive produce.
In addition to this, Cavill who plays Geralt of Rivia and Hissrich said that he will have a “heroic sendoff,” as the show prepares to welcome Liam Hemsworth, who will be taking over the lead role in Season 4. “Geralt’s big turn is about giving up neutrality and doing anything that he has to do to get to Ciri [Freya Allan]. And to me, it’s the most heroic sendoff that we could have, even though it wasn’t written to be that,” Hissrich told Entertainment Weekly. “Geralt has a new mission in mind when we come back to him in season 4. He’s a slightly different Geralt than we expected. Now, by the way, that’s an understatement.” In addition to this, Cavill expressed his appreciation for his time on the show in a statement and welcomed Liam Hemsworth in the fourth season. Take a look at the post below:
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The Witcher Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options
The new season is reported to consist of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 47–67 minutes, just like the prior seasons. As of January 3, 2023, Netflix has not revealed the exact episode titles or synopsis, which will be revealed as the premiere date approaches. We would like to highlight that the plot of these episodes may vary depending on the theme that the show wishes to convey to the loyal audience. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, catch up with the prior episodes of the second season, which are listed below:
Season 2 Episode 1: A Grain of Truth: Geralt sets off with Ciri on a journey that leads him to an old friend. After the battle of Sodden, Tissaia shows no mercy in her search for information.
Season 2 Episode 2: Kaer Morhen: Seeking a safe place for Ciri, Geralt heads for home, but danger lurks everywhere – even Kaer Morhen; Yennefer’s dreams could be the key to her freedom.
Season 2 Episode 3: What Is Lost: Impatient with Geralt’s methods, Ciri braves major obstacles to prove her mettle; scheming and suspicion among the Brotherhood make Yennefer a target.
Season 2 Episode 4: Redanian Intelligence: A guest at Kaer Morhen extends a guiding hand to Ciri and an invitation to Geralt; on the run in Redania, Yennefer seeks safety below ground.
Season 2 Episode 5: Turn Your Back: As a powerful mage joins the hunt for Ciri, she cuts a deal with Vesemir over his extraordinary discovery; Geralt explores the mystery of the monoliths.
Season 2 Episode 6: Dear Friend…: A close friend is lost – and another found – as Geralt helps Ciri learn more about her power; Cahir warns Fringilla to focus on their primary mission.
Season 2 Episode 7: Voleth Meir: Geralt turns to a humble bard for help; Yennefer realizes that Ciri is very special; tensions rise on the eve of Emperor Emhyr’s visit to Cintra.
Season 2 Episode 8: Family: Geralt faces off with a demon targeting his nearest and dearest while the most powerful players on the Continent ramp up their pursuit of Ciri.
When The Witcher Season 3 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies along with TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
The Witcher Season 3: Is there any new teaser or trailer?
Netflix has not released any new teaser or trailer for the upcoming season. Hence, we recommend fans to stream the prior episodes and watch the newly released prequel miniseries, The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix which follows, “Taking place in the elven Golden Era, 1200 years before the time of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, The Witcher: Blood Origin tells the story of seven strangers who join together to fight an unstoppable empire. Though they hail from warring clans, Éile and Fjall must learn to trust one another if they have any hope of leading this band of outcasts on their quest to topple the Continent’s oppressors. But, when gateways to other worlds are opened and a power-hungry sage unleashes a new weapon, the Seven realize they must create a monster in order to defeat one…” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Catch up on the previous season before The Witcher Season 3 premieres on Netflix.