The Witcher Season 2 has left fans overwhelmingly delighted. It is true that, like its predecessor, the season ends with a massive cliffhanger. But the characters are met with more significant difficulty. Which only leads to more thrilling endeavors in the vast universe of The Witcher. It has only been a couple of days, and fans are already excited to see what the Netflix fantasy drama series has in store for the now confirmed Season 3.
Here is everything you need to know about what is coming next in the fate of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri.
Warning! This article contains significant spoilers for The Witcher Season 3.
The Witcher Season 2 finale leaves The Continent as a complete wreck. A catastrophic war is close to breaking out. The elves want to get justice, and the mages conspire against each other. Nilfgaard’s leader has become the real villain, and he is also linked closely to Ciri. As if that’s not enough, The Wild Hunt and the rest of The Continent are hunting Ciri. And it appears as if the fate of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri’s newfound family will only be determined with time, which is where the plot for another season comes in.
Everything we know so far about The Witcher Season 3, from the release date to the returning cast, as well as the first trailer tease. Also, official details include other projects coming in within the vast Witcher universe.
It is official. Another season is coming! In September’s TUDUM fan event, Netflix announced that The Witcher Season 3 is happening.
Following the go-ahead of its renewal, Netflix or the production has disclosed nothing regarding the official release date for The Witcher Season 3. However, we can expect it to arrive next year or even later. In a casual conversation with TechRadar, show creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that the creative team had finished the scriptwriting for Season 3. But this news is from early December. And Hissrich mentioned nothing about the schedule of the principal photography to start.
The Witcher Season 3 will be available to watch on Netflix when the show premieres. The first two seasons of the series, each consisting of eight episodes, are available to stream on the platform.
Towards the middle of the series, the trio of our lead characters turns into a found family. The well-wishing kindhearted singing bard accompanies us. And we are hoping that the four of them will stick around for a long time.
The Witcher Season 2 brought in many actors to play some important characters. As the story progresses, The Continent is on the brink of a deadly war. More and more players are being experimented with to pose as looming threats. The new relationship formed between the elves and Nilfgaardians is risky. And the mages have conflicts amongst themselves as they struggle to act, which leads us to believe that the characters of Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla), Media Simson (Francesa), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz), and MyAnna Buring (Tissaia) will likely return for another season.
In addition to these, there will be some exciting characters making an appearance in Season 3. These include the return of Bart Edwards as Emhyr, who is the leader of Nilfgaard. During Season 2, we find out that Emhyr is the real villain in the series. In Season 1, Duny, the cursed knight, the character first appeared and turned into a beast. Geralt then saved him, and Duny turned out to be the father of Ciri. While he was assumed to be long dead, the truth is that Duny/Emhyr is looking for his daughter Ciri because he means to gain control of the power she holds.
In an interview with TechRadar, The Witcher showrunner Hissrich revealed that Season 3 is based on The Time of Contempt, the second book in the Witcher saga. Following the events of The Time of Contempt, Yennefer, Ciri, and Geralt make their way to Aretuza. They do this so that Ciri can continue her mastery of magic. However, a sudden overthrow of power occurs at Aretuza. This eventually leads to the three of them separating once again.
Considering the politics in The Witcher Season 2, the premises of a coup had already begun to lay. Vilgefortz and Tissaia’s stopped seeing eye to eye regarding their opinions about Ciri. And this affected their common goals. Also, Dijkstra of Redania and his spy, Philippa Eilhart, appeared at Aretuza in Season 2. These are the characters present during the coup during The Time of Contempt.
Not only this but Season 2 also finally introduces The Wild Hunt. Along with a group of Aen Elle, elves are stuck between worlds and are aching to be set free again. Season 2 reveals that The Wild Hunt wants Ciri for her Elder Blood. It is safe to assume that the hunt will be of significant importance in Season 3.
As of now, there is no clip or teaser for The Witcher Season 3. Although, there is a mid-credits scene at the end of The Witcher Season 2. But it only gives us a first teaser trailer of the upcoming prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin.
As a matter of fact, there is. The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel series to the flagship series. The show is set about 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher. And it is believed to air on Netflix sometime in 2022. From what we know, the series is set in an elven world. It will lay the focus on the origin story of the first Witcher and how and how men, elves, and monsters’ lives on the Continent ended up intertwining.
In addition to this, Netflix’s TUDUM fan event held in September came bearing good news. Netflix announced several other projects within the Witcher universe. These include a second anime film and a family-friendly TV series planned for the upcoming year. The Witcher’s first anime film, Nightmare of the Wolf, premiered on Netflix in August 2021. Since projects are still underway, there is no official release date disclosed yet.
The Witcher Season 1 and Season 2 are now available to stream on Netflix.