Quite recently, The Witcher was renewed for a fourth season. However, the good news did not come without its counterpart. Sadly, Henry Cavill won’t be reprising his role as Geralt of Rivia in the future. His role will now be reprised by Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth. Consequently, even though The Witcher has been renewed for a fourth season, fans are rooting for the third one to arrive on Netflix so that they can see their favourite actor on screen.
That being said, The Witcher Season 3 is confirmed to release in the summer of 2023. Since the fourth season will no longer feature Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt, the fans of the show, more so of the actor are rooting for the third season. Here are all the release date updates you need to know about the show.
For those unversed, The Witcher is a Netflix Original fantasy drama created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Based on the titular book series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, it is set on a fictional medieval landscape called the Continent. It follows the legend of Geralt of Rivia, Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Princess Ciri.
When is The Witcher Season 3 expected to arrive on Netflix?
The Witcher Season 3 is all set to release on June 29, 2023, on Netflix.
Previously, in an interview with Collider, showrunner Lauren Hissrich hinted at the release month of the third season, saying that it would be released in approximately “eight-ish months.” This information corroborates Netflix’s announcement that the show would return in the summer during Geeked Week in 2022.
Hissrich also mentioned that she is planning to release all episodes of season 3 at the same time. However, she hasn’t discussed it much yet. The decision to split up the season into subsequent parts comes off as a trend following Stranger Things season 4, Firefly Lane season 2 and You season 4.
Hissrich stated that if there is a split, it will be only prudent to release the first five episodes of the season in volume one and the rest in the second volume.
According to Netflix Life:
“The first five all build up to the Thanedd coup, which occurs in the sixth episode of the season.”
The Witcher Season 3 Trailer
A few weeks ago, Netflix released the teaser of The Witcher Season 3 which looks promising, to say the least.
What can we expect to happen in The Witcher Season 3?
In an interview with TechRadar, Hissrich disclosed that the third season of The Witcher will be based on the book, The Time of Contempt, which is her “favourite book in the saga.” Here’s the official synopsis of the third season:
“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.”
Who are the cast members of The Witcher season 3?
We expect the following cast members to reprise their respective roles in The Witcher Season 3:
- Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
- Freya Allan as Cirilla
- Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
- Joey Batey as Jaskier
- Royce Pierreson as Istredd
- Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
- Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
Expressing his feelings about the departure, Henry Cavill said, “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.”
He further added, “In my stead, the fantastic Mr Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”
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