Fans are thrilled that Netflix's fantasy series The Witcher is returning for season 3. It's been a long time since season 2, after all. But when will we be seeing Henry Cavill's chiseled features on our screens again?
'The Witcher' Season 3 comes back June 29 2023.
After what feels like an eternity, the show will hit Netflix on June 29, 2023. So, get your popcorn ready and prepare for the awesome.
The first season of The Witcher aired on Netflix on Dec. 20, 2019. The show was renewed for a second season before the first was even released, but the process of filming the second season took longer due to the coronavirus pandemic, which halted production in March 2020 until May. The show officially resumed filming in August but halted again in November after multiple crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
Production resumed once more in November 2020 and continued through December despite Henry Cavill sustaining an on-set injury to his leg. Season 2 of The Witcher officially wrapped filming in April 2021 and was released on Netflix on Dec. 17, 2021.
The production of season 3 was plagued with delays from on-set injuries to inevitable covid delays. One of the reasons this show takes so long to make is that it is so effects-heavy. So, even after production wraps you have 6 months to a year of post-production work. But, at last, our wait is done and Geralt is back.
In addition to 'The Witcher' Season 3, Netflix revealed more planned 'Witcher' content.
Netflix isn't done with the world of The Witcher, however. Last year Netflix announced a Witcher live-action prequel series and a second anime feature set in the world of The Witcher. The prequel series, titled, The Witcher: Blood Origin, will follow the creation of the first Witcher.
Following the success of the first animated Witcher film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will be a second, although the film's plot is being kept under wraps. Nightmare of the Wolf followed Theo James as Vesemir, Geralt (Henry Cavill)'s mentor Witcher, so it's likely that this follow-up animated tale will also involve characters from Geralt's past or present.
Ultimately, it sounds like fans of The Witcher have a lot to look forward to!
You can stream season 3 of the show exclusively on Netflix on June 29, 2023.