Two and a half months of filming are behind us. The crew and cast of Netflix’s The Witcher are slowly getting ready to shoot in Wales, and so far the scenes are being shot in and around the studio. Recently, Joey Batey was spotted for the first time on the set this season and it is partially Jaskier, or rather his music, that this article will be about because the final decision was made who will be the composer for the next season.
Several composers have already worked on Netflix’s Witcher projects. Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli on The Witcher Season 1, Joseph Trapanese on The Witcher Season 2, Brian D’Oliveira on Nightmare of the Wolf and Bear McCreary on The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Until now it wasn’t known who would create the music for The Witcher Season 3, but now we know.
Joseph Trapanese Returns
Last year we revealed that Trapanese would become the new composer for the series, so today we can also confirm that he was once again entrusted with creating music for the upcoming season.
At the moment, it is difficult to know any details about the music of the upcoming season, but one thing seems certain, we are in for Jaskier’s vocal performances.
Last season gave us three Jaskier songs including ‘Burn Butcher Burn’, for which Netflix even made a lyric video:
This decision could potentially mean that Trapanese may become the main composer in the following seasons as well.
The decision to change the composers after the first season was very surprising for many, as the first season’s music was very well received by most people. Even those who didn’t like the season praised the music by Belousova and Ostinelli.
But now that Trapanese will be working on two seasons in a row, it seems that another change will be very unlikely, although looking at the various shifts among the most important members of the crew, it is not impossible.
Here is Trapanese giving us inside look at how he created the music for The Witcher Season 2:
Season 3 of The Witcher is in production until September 2022 for a 2023 release. The live-action prequel The Witcher: Blood Origin is in post-production after two weeks of reshoots and is currently eyed for a Christmas 2022 release. Stay tuned to Redanian Intelligence and do pop into our Discord server to join in on The Witcher conversation.