Netflix surprised us yesterday with a post on their official Twitter account which announced that the third season of the popular fantasy series The Witcher officially started production. In the first behind-the-scenes image, we could’ve seen main stars; Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra chilling on the set which suggests that the scene is being filmed somewhere with a lot of snow.
As the production started, Netflix also revealed the first official synopsis for the upcoming third season. Check it out below:
“As monarchs, mages and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to discover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic, and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line – or risk losing each other forever.”
Ever since it premiered in December 2019, The Witcher became one of Netflix’s biggest properties. Based on the series of fantasy novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher follows Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter on his adventures in which he’s accompanied by Freya Allan’s Princess Ciri, and Anya Chalotra’s sorceress Yennefer. Sapkowski’s fantasy world consisted of six novels and 15 short stories, which showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich plans to adapt into at least seven seasons of Netflix, as she previously announced.
Sapkowski’s fantasy world also spawned several video games developed by the Polish company CD Projekt RED. The latest game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, received universal acclaim and it’s considered one of the best games ever made. The fourth game is currently in development.
The first season of The Witcher series premiered on Netflix in December 2019, and the second season debuted two years later, in December 2021. The production of the second season suffered delays due to the pandemic, but it seems that we won’t need to wait another two years for the next season.