The Witcher fans, prepare for another season of monster hunting. The first season of The Witcher was the most successful debut of a Netflix original show to date. Nobody was surprised when it was renewed for a second season. Based on The Witcher season 3 teaser trailer, this will likely continue next season. Here are all The Witcher season 3 cast, release date, plot, and trailer viewers need to know about.
#1. The Witcher Season 3 Release Date
Several key The Witcher season 3 updates were revealed in the teaser trailer for the next season. For starters, the trailer confirmed that The Witcher season 3 will be split into two volumes. Netflix also revealed the respective release dates of The Witcher season 3's two separate parts, which is notably in line with showrunners' initial promise of releasing Henry Cavill's last stint as Geralt of Rivia in the summer of 2023:
- The Witcher season 3, Volume 1 (episodes 1-5) release date: June 29, 2023
- The Witcher season 3, Volume 2 (episodes 6-8) release date: July 27, 2023
#2. The Witcher Season 3 Cast
Source: TV Line
The main casts include:
- Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
- Freya Allan as Cirilla
- Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
- Joey Batey as Jasper
- Mimî M Khayisa playsFringilla Vigo
- Eamon Farren plays Cahir
- MyAnna Buring plays Tissaia de Vries
- Wilson Mbomio plays Dara
- Tom Canton plays Filavandrel
Alongside the rest of The Witcher's supporting cast:
- Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor
- Ed Birch as King Vizimir II
- Wilson Mbomio as Dara
- Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina Glevissig
- Terence Maynard as Artorius Vigo
- Jeremy Crawford as Yarpen Zigrin
- Liz Carr as Fenn
- Royce Pierreson as Istredd
- Kaine Zajaz as Gage
- Simon Callow as Ellis Codringher
#3. The Witcher Season 3 Story Details
The Witcher season 3 will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski's second Witcher Saga novel Time of Contempt, in which the political intrigue at Thanedd Island erupts into an open coup, with Geralt of Rivia drawn into the thick of it. Yennefer's attempts to train Ciri in magic go badly wrong, ultimately leading to Ciri being separated from her guardians. Additionally, Cahil's arc moved in an unexpected direction when he becomes allied with Geralt the Witcher rather than opposed to him. Netflix's official The Witcher season 3 synopsis, as expected, confirms that Geralt will take Cintra into hiding, and with Yennefer's help, will be busy evading beasts, monarchs, mages, and the Wild Hunt.
Notably, The Witcher season 2 adapted Blood of Elves but didn't follow it exactly, while also revealing the truth about Ciri's parentage a lot more quickly than Sapkowski's novels. The Netflix TV series is clearly willing to deviate from the books on occasion, which has been a major point of contention from long-time readers of the books and other audience members calling for the series to stay truer to Sapkowski's original vision. In any case, it's safe to say that the third season will continue to hinge on the overarching narrative of Emhyr/Duny's search for his daughter.
#4. The Witcher Season 3 Trailer
The Witcher season 3 trailer dropped on April 25, 2023. It serves as the official first look at the end of Henry Cavill's run on the show, with Geralt downing a potion, drawing his sword, and saying "Now, for the first time, I understand real fear." Adding to the third season's sense of finality are the words "Everything changes" appearing onscreen, juxtaposed with scenes of Ciri fleeing from the Wild Hunt, Geralt fighting Rience (who's been recast), and Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri trying to find each other in some kind of labyrinth. If The Witcher season 3 will follow the events in the book Time of Contempt, Geralt could go be going up against a Manticore.
Combined with the Wild Hunt seemingly catching up to Ciri, the third season also seems to be headed towards adapting Ciri and Geralt's eventual reunion in Hirundum. Meanwhile, Francesca and Filavandrel can be seen behind Yennefer as she casts a spell toward them, which likely involves the two's attempts at capturing Ciri themselves. As for Jaskier, he seems to be at the mercy of the sorceress Philippa, who's come to collect Jaskier's debts to Redanian Intelligence.
Though The Witcher season 3 trailer didn't reveal much about the third season's story, there's more than enough to glean where the show is headed. As the release dates draw near, more The Witcher season 3 updates are bound to drop soon. Don't hesitate to visit our site memefunykcom to know more about updated entertainment news.