Netflix has declared 2023 to be The Witcher’s year, a well-liked fantasy drama series. The streamer’s spinoff series, “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” will premiere on December 25. Season 3 of the main show will follow in the summer of 2023, it was announced at the streamer’s fan event Tudum on Saturday.
When Season 2 of the Henry Cavill-led series debuted in December 2021, fans last ventured into the world of “The Witcher” almost a year ago. It has now produced many more spinoffs. In addition to the limited-run “Blood Origin” series, an anime film and a kid-friendly Witcher series are in development.
The prequel series Blood Origin will tell a long-forgotten tale, including the creation of the first prototype Witcher and the events leading up to the crucial Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to form one. Blood Origin is set in an elf world 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher, and it will tell a story lost to time.
After a halt in production due to series actor Cavill testing positive for COVID in late July 2022, the show recently finished filming earlier this month in September 2022. This was just the most recent setback for the show; Season 2, which was already in production, had its 2020 productions delayed and hampered by the COVID-19 epidemic, pushing back the show’s release date. Despite the difficulties it faced, Season 3’s production completing up early this month indicates that viewers shouldn’t have to wait too long to see the conclusion of the plot, which ended with a major cliffhanger when it aired late last year.
After the dramatic Season 2 finale, in which it was revealed that Duny, alias Emhyr Var Emreis, is Ciri’s father and the White Flame, Season 3 will take up where Season 2 left off. In the course of the season, Yeneffer and Geralt will take Ciri to the Thanedd Island fortress Aretuza to learn more about the girl’s extraordinary abilities and the extent of those abilities. They’ll also find themselves caught up in the political conflict on the island that eventually leads to the Thanedd coup. The events of this season will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt, the second instalment in the narrative and the fourth Witcher book.