Get ready for another action-packed and magical journey as the highly anticipated third season of The Witcher approaches! Continue reading to find out more.
Based on the popular book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, the show has enthralled fans with its complex characters, intricate plotlines, and stunning visual effects. The finale episode, “Family,” of The Witcher Season 2 of the series left the fans already speculating and creating a huge buzz.
The fans are eager to see what’s in store for Geralt of Rivia, Ciri, and Yennefer as they face new challenges and adventures in the dangerous and mystical world they inhabit. There seems to be little to no doubt that The Witcher Season 3 so far does seem to include even more promising stunning fight scenes, breathtaking landscapes, and fleshed-out characters.
So, it’s fair to say that the wait is nearly over and the adventure is about to continue. The fans are excited to once again don their armor, sharpen their swords, and get ready to immerse themselves in one of the most thrilling fantasy series of our time with The Witcher Season 3.
The Witcher Season 3: When will Parts 1 and 2 premiere on Netflix?
If you recall, back in September 2021, Netflix officially renewed the series for a third season, which was confirmed to consist of eight episodes with an average runtime of 47 to 67 minutes and will be released in two volumes, with the official release date now made public with the first part all set to premiere on June 29, 2023, and the second part will premiere the following month on July 27, 2023, respectively.
It will premiere at the same time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). But, for the convenience of international viewers, we’ve also included a list of various locations as well as their respective time slots so that, when the show is published, you can start binge-watching it right away with the rest of the world.
- Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
- Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
- Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
- East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
- England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
- France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
- Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
- Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
- Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
- Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT the morning of the release date
- South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
- South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
- Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
- West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date
In addition to this, the show will be followed by a fourth season, with Liam Hemsworth taking over the role of Geralt of Rivia. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among their followers with a brand new poster featuring Geralt of Rivia, Crown Princess Ciri of Cintra, and the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg together, quoting, “Family’s worth fighting for. #thewitcher” Take a look at the official announcement below:
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) April 25, 2023
The Witcher Season 3: What to expect in the new season?
The official logline of Season 3 states, “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.”
To add more context, Creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich explained, “For years, Geralt has claimed neutrality, shunned politics, and publicly asserted that witchers don’t have emotions – all to make his life as a killer easier to navigate. We’ve seen him battle monsters and monstrous humans; we’ve watched as he’s hardened himself in order to survive. This season, he can no longer do that.”
Hold tight. 'Til tomorrow. 👀🐺⚔️ pic.twitter.com/IeAl7uWaRS
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) April 24, 2023
“He can’t pretend that he doesn’t feel. He can’t pretend that he’s impenetrable,” Hissrich tells Tudum. Further adding, “Because, despite the ups and downs of last season and the trust that has to be rebuilt, he’s realized that Yennefer and Ciri are his destiny, his family, and the loves of his life. This is the foundation of his journey for the rest of his life — and the rest of this show.”
Keeping these plotlines in mind, it seems logical that the main cast members will definitely return for the third season, which is as follows Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, Joey Batey as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia de Vries, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, and Eamon Farren as Cahir.
Moreover, these are the names that have been announced and are subject to change: Robbie Amell as Gallatin, Meng’er Zhang as Milva, Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid, Christelle Elwin as Mistle, Ryan Hayes will play Artaud Terranova, Michalina Olszanska, Kate Winter as Putney, Martyn Ellis as Barker, Harvey Quinn, and Poppy Almond. 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.
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) April 14, 2022
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 with no additional cost for any of their services.
Furthermore, the network has released the official teaser of 1:11 minutes which begins with Geralt (Henry Cavill) saying, “Now, for the first time, I understand real fear.” The newest teaser of the season has also confirmed that this season is definitely inspired by the second instalment in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher book series, Time of Contempt, which will finally see our hero reckoning with his feelings after two seasons of steely, tough-guy detachment. Take a look at the official teaser trailer for The Witcher Season 3 below:
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more The Witcher Season 3 updates.