They’ll go through everything you need to know about The Witcher 3 season 3, including production updates, what to expect from the plot, who’s working behind the scenes, and much more.
It’s been almost two months since the second season of Henry Cavill’s blockbuster fantasy series was published on Netflix, and while buzz surrounding the show has waned recently, Netflix has secretly advanced pre-production on season 3.
This implies that the actors and crew of the program have been hard at work prepping the sets, exploring locations, and casting new major parts for the third season, which will begin production very shortly.
Even before the second season of The Witcher was released, Netflix announced that the series has been renewed for a third season.
This should come as no surprise given that The Witcher is one of the most popular programs in Netflix’s original programming portfolio. Not to mention that Netflix has already began to extend the universe of The Witcher with the release of the animated film Nightmare of the Wolf and the planned prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Netflix has yet to announce the release date for The Witcher’s third season, and it seems unlikely to do so anytime soon. However, based on prior seasons’ production timetables, an informed guess may be established.
The Witcher’s first season was shot over the course of seven months, followed by another seven months of post-production.
Season 2 would have been similar if it hadn’t been for Covid and Henry Cavill’s on-set injuries, which caused the production to be halted several times. Season two was shot over the course of 159 days (excluding these unanticipated interruptions), which translates to around seven months of filming, followed by eight months of post-production until it was eventually released on Netflix.
With that in mind, we can estimate that season 3 will take around seven months to film and seven to eight months to edit.
Lauren Hissrich, the showrunner of the series, said that it was their last week in the writer’s room on December 3rd, 2021, and that they are near to concluding the scripting process.
The third season of The Witcher will be based on Time of Contempt, the second full novel in the Witcher Saga. Season two was quite different from the books, but showrunner Lauren Hissrich announced on Twitter that the third season will reflect the original material much more closely. With that in mind, we have a solid notion of where the plot will go.
The core cast, including Henry Cavill’s Geralt, Freya Allan’s Ciri, Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer, and Joey Batey’s Jaskier, are expected to return for The Witcher season 3. Although the party will depart Kaer Morhen, which means the other witchers are unlikely to appear, significant politicians and sorcerers, such as Anna Shaffer’s Triss, Mahesh Jadu’s Vilgefortz, and Graham McTavish’s Djikstra, will undoubtedly return. The elven subplot will very certainly continue, as will Mimi Ndiweni’s Fringilla and Eamon Farren’s Cahir. Hopefully, Bart Edwards will play an important part as the Emperor, exploring some of the surprises from The Witcher season 2’s conclusion.