The Witcher season 3: Release date, story … We know the sequel to the Netflix series
news culture The Witcher season 3: Release date, story … We know the sequel to the Netflix series
Following the release of spin-off The Witcher: Blood Origin, Andrzej Sapkowski’s universe continues on Netflix. As such, jumping right into the live action is none other than the third season of the main series.
- When is The Witcher season 3 release date?
- How to watch The Witcher season 3 in France?
- What is the story of The Witcher season 3?
- Who are the creative people behind The Witcher Season 3?
- What are the cast of The Witcher season 3?
- Do you want to know more?
When is The Witcher season 3 release date?
For now, we don’t know when season 3 of The Witcher will be released. However, a somewhat specific hint was provided by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the series’ screenwriter and showrunner. Indeed, he stated last December that the series is currently in post-production, indicating that filming has concluded. More specifically, he said: “We still have a very long way to go, about eight months until The Witcher Season 3 comes out.” Netflix has announced new episodes for summer 2023. Therefore, a release around July-August 2023 is very likely.
Like the first season, Part 3 of The Witcher will premiere exclusively on Netflix. It arrives a few months after a spin-off called Blood Origin. The latter came 1000 years before the event featuring Geralt of Rivia and received more than mixed reception with a very bitter 34% on RottenTomatoes. Opinions don’t get any better when you observe the audience rating that is dangerously tantalizing at 10%. As such, the third season of the iconic Witcher lore will be on a mission to raise the bar, especially since its second season was so popular (95% according to critic RottenTomatoes).
What is the story of The Witcher season 3?
According to information shared by the series’ showrunner, This new season adapts elements of the fourth volume of the literary franchise. Written by Andrzej Sapkowski and published in 1995, this book entitled The Time of Contempt recounts the following events according to an official summary provided by its French publisher: “The peace that once reigned between kings and wizards is no more. Traits of youth, of a student the promising one destined to become a wizard, finds himself at the heart of the rivalry. What role will he play in the coming conflict? Only a general assembly of magicians can unravel the machinations and uncover the traitor. The legendary wizard Geralt of Rivia, now as connected to this child as a father to his daughter, will he be able to save him?” (Bragelonne Edition – The Witch: The Time of Humiliation)
Who are the creative people behind The Witcher Season 3?
As mentioned above, the series’ main producer and showrunner is named Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Since the first episode, he has also participated in the design of series such as Umbrella Academy, The Defenders or Daredevil. As director, the series will alternate between several names as it did in the first two seasons. Thus we found Stephen Surjik, who had worked on the series, Loni Peristere, Gandja Monteiro and Bola Ogun. They are all experienced videographers in the world of television series, some having worked at Netflix.
What are the cast of The Witcher season 3?
This season will Henry Cavill’s last appearance as Geralt de Riv. Besides Superman, this British actor also resigned as a sorcerer. The latter, who also streams Twitch, now wants to produce a series around the Warhammer license. In parallel, Freya Allan embodied Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon better known as Ciri. Additionally, Joey Batey voiced and appeared as Dandelion. Finally, the team dominated by England was completed by Anya Chalotra who played Yennefer de Vengerberg.
Do you want to know more?
During the design of this series, the ideas jostled. However, they didn’t exactly agree, as disagreements over the future of the series rocked the production. Rumor has it that the showrunner has an active desire to break away from the book. A great lover of the original and licensed The Witcher, the one who also embodied Superman in theaters will not see it too well. This hallway noise correlates with a comment by former producer, Beau DeMayo, who stated on Instagram: “I’ve been on shows, like The Witcher, where some of the creatives didn’t really like or enjoy the books and games. Sometimes they even make fun of the original material.”