The Witcher season 3 is officially in production

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Netflix has announced, with photographic evidence, that The Witcher season 3 (opens in a new tab) is now in production, and only that, he also gave us an official summary of the plot of the season.

Here’s what’s in store:

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“As the continent’s monarchs, mages, and beasts battle to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra underground, determined to protect her newly reunited family from those who threaten to destroy her. Charged with Magical Training from Ciri, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to learn more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they find they have landed on a battlefield of political corruption, of dark magic and betrayal. They must fight back, put it all on the line…or risk losing themselves forever.”

It looks like a good time! Unrelated, I really want one of these chairs.

I think this is the first time Netflix has shared a plot synopsis: readers of the books would know where things were headed, but a multi-volume series of Polish fantasy novels isn’t exactly an effective synopsis for occasional followers. This plan isn’t the most detailed breakdown of what’s to come, but it’s a clear acknowledgment of the show’s mainstream popularity and, no doubt, a way to keep fans invested in the long breaks. solitary between the seasons.

We already had an idea of ​​what’s to come in Season 3 thanks to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who told TechRadar (opens in a new tab) in December 2021 that it will be based on The Time of Contempt. It is author Andrzej Sapkowski’s second Witcher novel, following Blood of Elves and a pair of short story collections, which made up the content of the first two seasons. You can get a more detailed breakdown of this novel via Wikipedia (opens in a new tab) if you don’t care about spoilers; for those who prefer to preserve the surprise, suffice it to say that producer Steve Gaub probably wasn’t kidding when he said in January that “we’re definitely not going any smaller (opens in a new tab) in Season 3.”

Sadly, there’s still no sign of The Witcher season 3 arriving, but given the timelines of the previous two seasons, I wouldn’t expect it to show up until 2023.

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