The Witcher Season 3: What you need to know about the new episodes of the Netflix series with Henry Cavill

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When is The Witcher season 3 with Henry Cavill coming to Netflix? We’ll tell you all the information about the plot, cast and start as well as the trailer!

  • The Witcher” Season 3 is based on the Witcher book “The Time of Contempt” by Andrzej Sapkowski.
  • Filming on the third season of the Netflix series is scheduled to begin in March 2022 and continue into the summer.
  • Now the actress is said to have been cast to play Milva for season 3 of “The Witcher.”

The fantasy series “The Witcher” returns with season 3, this has long been known. The production of the Netflix series is even well advanced and already in the spring of 2022 will begin filming the new episodes. What is already known about the plot and cast around the series around Geralt star Henry Cavill, you can learn from us.

The Witcher Season 3: Start on Netflix

An official start date for “The Witcher” Season 3 has not yet been set. Since Netflix also has the prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin” in the starting blocks for summer 2022, we could expect new episodes between winter 2022 and summer 2023.

Since the filming of season 3 is supposed to last until August 2022, a start in spring 2023 is becoming increasingly clear, but Netflix could also continue to target a start in December 2022, since all “Witcher” seasons have appeared in December so far.

Storyline of “The Witcher” Season 3

As for the plot, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has already commented, “It’s an entertaining season and it follows a particular book very closely, has a lot of action, a little bit of death … a little bit of death.” Vague, yes, but we know exactly which book we’re talking about!

According to Hissrich, the plot of “The Witcher” Season 3 is very faithfully based on the second volume of the Geralt pentalogy, “The Time of Scorn.” The first season was based on short story anthologies and the second season on the first novel of the Geralt pentalogy.

In the finale of the second season, viewers learned who the “White Flame is.” Emhyr var Emreis is in fact Duny, Ciri’s father. In season 3, this cliffhanger is to be topped by another twist. Thus, wizard Vilgefortz reveals himself to be a cunning villain pursuing his own agenda. The scarred wizard Rience reveals himself as Vilgefortz’ assistant.
It is also revealed that Ciri is a direct descendant of the legendary rebel Falka and thus a “child of the Elder Blood.” This plotline was picked up in the second season.

Vilgefortz’s assistant Rience captures Ciri to take her to the Emperor of Nilfgaard, Emhyr var Emreis, called “The White Flame.” There she is freed by a gang of murdering and robbing youths, whom she subsequently joins.

But Season 3 may diverge from the books in one respect. The Wild Hunt will play an important role in the new episodes of the Netflix series, after all, it was introduced in season 2 specifically for that reason. In the books themselves, the Wild Hunt was not such a big issue, but the video game “The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt” made it the main antagonist.

The Wild Hunt is targeting Ciri and it will be Geralt’s job to protect Ciri from them and help her defend herself against them.

The Witcher Season 3: Trailer

At the end of the second season, there was a trailer without Henry Cavill. But don’t worry, it’s not the trailer for “The Witcher” season 3, but the trailer for the prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin”. An official trailer for the third season of “The Witcher” is not yet available.

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