The filming of the third season of The Witcher has been revealed. The Witcher TV series premiered in December 2019 based on books by Andrzej Sapkowski and propelled by the overwhelming popularity of CD Projekt RED’s video games developed around Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri as well as other characters from this epic fantasy series. Following a major delay that pushed production back several months, season 2 had been on a steady track towards airing at some point early next year.
Where season 1 adapted some of the already established storylines within books “The Last Wish” and “Sword of Destiny”, it looks like the new season will be based on the book “Blood of Elves”.
In Season 2 Geralt, who is played by Henry Cavil and Ciri are traveling to Kaer Morhen and this is where they met the Witcher, Vesemir and his fellow Witcher disciples. We also have known that past the second season of this show we would have learned that Ciri has Elder Blood which connects her to an Elven Prophecy foretelling the end of the world? Outside of all this, the writers changed many things about their source material including (but not limited to) Eskel’s death, Yennefer’s storyline, that White Flame reveal, Voleth Meir, and finally they introduced the Wild Hunt.
Although it only just came out last month, viewership has been high and Netflix is reportedly planning on beginning production for The Witcher season 3 this year.
According to Redanian Intelligence’s latest report, pre-production for The Witcher season 3 is reportedly set to start in February and filming will reportedly begin in March. It was back when season 2 premiered that casting announcements were made along with it being revealed that the scripts for season 3 had already been written so perhaps it’s not too surprising if this timetable does change; however, if things remain as they are then audiences could still expect a quicker turnaround time for a new episode of The Witcher next year owing to the fact that filming was reported to have wrapped up last month compared to the production team needing more than six months instead to complete work on the second installment of the series.