Destiny has taken us to the summer of 2023, when The Witcher season 3 finally premieres on Netflix. The series wrapped production just a few days ago with Geralt actor Henry Cavill sending a message to the cast and crew. “What a season this has been,” he would say. “I just wanted to thank you all for your determination and dedication during a difficult shoot. Hopefully everyone can get a well-deserved break.”
Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich may not have too much time to rest as new episodes are now coming to the streamer in a few months. No precise release date has been announced, but the summer 2023 window at least indicates that we won’t be waiting much longer. In fact, we’ll be heading to The Continent even before then, as The Witcher: Blood Origin, a prequel series to The Witcher, lands in December.
The Witcher season 3 was in production for five months and was a European affair, with the cast heading to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Morocco and the UK. Filming had to be briefly halted due to a Covid outbreak on set, but filming is now over as post-production begins.
The plot details are clear, but the official synopsis suggests that Geralt will take Ciri into hiding to protect the young woman from his growing list of enemies. After her, more or less, reconciliation with Geralt at the end of Season 2, Yennefer joins the pair as she is entrusted with Ciri’s magical training. Their journey takes them to Aretuza, but they soon find corruption and dark magic waiting for them there.
The Witcher season 3 news was announced during Netflix’s Tudum event. To learn more about the streamer, check out the best Netflix shows.