Filming for the third season of The Witcher finally started last week at Laghi di Fusine, Italy. Us and our readers knew about Henry Cavill and Freya Allan being there, and now Netflix has confirmed that Anya Chalotra was filming as well.
As Netflix put it, the family of Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer is back together again!
How will the filming take? According to our sources, filming is currently expected to wrap in September 2022, if nothing goes wrong. After that, we can expect 6-8 months of post-production and the new season may land itself on to the Netflix platform around Spring 2023.
Plot details of The Witcher Season 3
But that’s not all: Netflix has also shared the synopsis for the upcoming season, which definitely is inspired by Andrzej Sapkowski’s Time of Contempt:
That’s definitely an interesting glimpse into what’s to come! Yennefer leading Geralt and Ciri to Aretuza is a twist on some later events of Time of Contempt, but official plot summaries hardly ever show things the way they are so we probably shouldn’t expect Geralt to spend the entire season in Aretuza. One thing is for certain, there will be much more Aretuza, judging by the synopsis.
As far as the story goes, we know two other things: Season 3 of The Witcher starts off with Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer attending the Belleteyn festival and ends with the iconic Thanedd coup. What happens between those two points and how it happens is anyone’s guess now.
Directors of The Witcher Season 3
Netflix also revealed the full lineup of directors of Season 3. First two, Stephen Surjik and Loni Peristere, we already knew several weeks back. The other two directors are Gandja Monteiro and Bola Ogun. So the full lineup looks like this:
- Stephen Surjik (The Witcher S2, Daredevil)
- Loni Peristere (Warrior, Banshee)
- Gandja Monteiro (Brand New Cherry Flavor, The Chi)
- Bola Ogun (Raising Dion, Lucifer)
It’s yet unknown who gets which episodes, but as per Bola Ogun’s website, she’ll direct the two final episodes of Season 3:
“Bola Ogun is a first generation Nigerian-American Director, who recently finished the second season premiere block of Netflix’s Shadow & Bone from Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer and will be gearing up for the season three finale block of Witcher.“
As far as the cast of Season 3 goes, here’s who we know so far:
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