The highly anticipated return of the Netflix fantasy series, The Witcher, is just around the corner. The third season will be released this summer, but with a twist—it will be split into two parts. This upcoming installment will also mark the last time we see Henry Cavill embodying the role of Geralt of Rivia, the silver-haired monster slayer. Taking over the reins for the fourth season and beyond is Liam Hemsworth, who has been confirmed to continue playing the iconic character.
In an interview with Deadline, Sophie Holland, the show’s casting director, shared some exciting news. Hemsworth and the rest of the cast will be back for a fifth season on Netflix. Holland, known for her work on other successful Netflix projects such as Wednesday and Shadow and Bone, revealed that filming for season four, starring Liam Hemsworth, is about to commence. Following a short break, they will jump right into filming season five.
In summary, The Witcher fans can look forward to a thrilling third season, followed by Liam Hemsworth’s debut as Geralt of Rivia in the fourth season. The journey will continue with a fifth season, which will be filmed back-to-back with the fourth, ensuring a continuous and immersive viewing experience for audiences.
The news of a fifth season for the beloved fantasy series aligns with the sentiments expressed by the show’s creator and showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Hissrich recently shared her anticipation for Hemsworth taking on the role of Geralt, emphasizing that there are still numerous captivating narratives to explore. While ending the series following Cavill’s departure was considered, Hissrich firmly believes that there are “just too many stories left to tell.” As for the task of introducing a new silver-haired mutant for season four and beyond, the showrunner expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We’re all thrilled about Liam’s involvement. He has big shoes to fill, but he also brings immense energy and excitement to the role.”
What’s Coming in Season 3?
As The Witcher prepares to make its highly anticipated return with the third season, fans can expect a host of imminent threats, as hinted in the season’s initial trailer. This upcoming season will directly adapt Time of Contempt, the fifth book in the series that serves as the show’s source material. The storyline will revolve around Geralt’s efforts to safeguard Ciri (portrayed by Freya Allan), his Child of Surprise, with the assistance of the formidable sorceress Yennefer (played by Anya Chalotra). While the revelation that Ciri’s father is the White Flame, also known as Emhyr Var Emreis, the Emperor of Nilfgaard, in the form of Duny, will undoubtedly present a challenge for Geralt, the emergence of the Wild Hunt poses an even greater threat. The Wild Hunt is determined to capture Ciri, making her safety paramount. The recent release of the prequel series, Witcher: Blood Origin, set a thousand years in the past, has provided viewers with a deeper understanding of these spectral beings and their haunting presence in the world.
The Witcher Season 3 Volume 1 makes its highly anticipated debut on Netflix. Be sure to watch the thrilling new trailer below: