The Witcher Season 3: Release date, trailer, cast, plot & more

Josh Tyler
A close up of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher

Here’s everything we know about The Witcher Season 3, the show’s final season featuring Henry Cavill, including its release date, trailer, cast, plot, and more.

Season 2 of The Witcher ended with the shocking revelation that the general White Flame is actually Duny, Ciri’s father.

This coincides with the Northern rulers putting a bounty of Ciri, Geralt, and Yennifer, essentially sending the trio into hiding with multiple enemies on their tails.

Now that the third season has finished filming, fans are desperate to know when the next season will be coming. Here is everything we know so far.


Henry Cavill as The Witcher

The Witcher Season 3 release date

The Witcher Season 3 will be split into two parts: Volume 1 will be released on June 29 and Volume 2 will arrive on Netflix on July 27.

This is becoming par for the course with Netflix, especially following Stranger Things Season 4, which teed up its massive finale in a second volume last year. You Season 4 followed suit with a two-part season.

The Witcher Season 3 trailer

The final trailer for The Witcher dropped on June 8, 2023. Check it out below:

The trailer begins Geralt mulling over the pros and cons of being neutral when it comes to joining a war before the scene cuts to him slicing opening the throats of several men.

This season will see Geralt and Yennefer trying desperately to protect Ciri as she develops her magical abilities that are being sought out by people with ill intentions for it.

The Witcher Season 3 cast: Who’s in it?

The principal cast of The Witcher is returning for Season 3, including Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra reprises her role as Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Freya Allan as Ciri.

Through new footage and interviews, fans can also expect the returns of Jaskier (Joey Batey), Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni), Cahir (Eamon Farren), Francesca (Mecia Simson), Filavandrel (Tom Canton), Triss (Anna Shaffer), Tissaia (MyAnna Buring), Dara (Wilson Mbomio), Istredd (Royce Pierreson), Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu), and Stregobor (Lars Mikkelsen).

It has been confirmed on October 29, 2022, that Henry Cavill will leave after Season 3, to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth.

In a statement on Instagram, Cavill wrote: “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4.

“In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men.

“Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

Liam Hemsworth wrote: “As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honored that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure. 

“Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”

The Witcher Season 3 plot: What’s it about?

The official synopsis reads: “As monarchs, mages and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. Entrusted with Ciri’s magical training, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, where she hopes to discover more about the girl’s untapped powers; instead, they discover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, dark magic and treachery. They must fight back, put everything on the line – or risk losing each other forever.”

According to an interview with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Season 3 will be based on the Time of Contempt saga, which sees Ciri being hidden at the magical academy Aretuza, where Yennifer was also instructed.

That’s everything we know about The Witcher Season 3. We’ll update this page upon further announcements, and in the meantime, you can check out our other Netflix hubs below:

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