The Witcher season 3 casting news, release date updates, synopsis and more

The Witcher Season 2 - Courtesy of Netflix/Jay Maidment
The Witcher Season 2 - Courtesy of Netflix/Jay Maidment /

The Witcher season 2 dropped in December 2021 but fans are already eager to find out more about the previously announced The Witcher season 3. Netflix’s Witcher universe is expanding at an almost rapid pace, with several spinoff projects in the works along with at least one animated film.

We know the third season is already filming, although it probably won’t release until 2023 at least. The good news is that The Witcher: Blood Origin is supposed to come out at some point this year, so at least we won’t be complete without any new Witcher stories this year!

Updated April 14, 2022

Hopefully, we won’t have to wait that long until The Witcher season 3.

The Witcher season 3 cast

Expect all your favorite characters back for The Witcher season 3 and many new faces! We know that Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Joey Batey and Anya Chalotra are definitely returning. Below you can find the complete list of all returning cast members.

  • Henry Cavill as Geralt
  • Freya Allan as Ciri
  • Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
  • Joey Batey as Jaskier
  • MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
  • Tom Canton as Filavandrel
  • Jeremy Crawford as Yarpen
  • Eamon Farren as Cahir
  • Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz
  • Terence Maynard as Artorius
  • Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor
  • Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla
  • Royce Pierreson as Istredd
  • Wilson Mbomio as Dara
  • Anna Shaffer as Triss
  • Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina
  • Cassie Clare as Philippa
  • Mecia Simson as Francesca
  • Graham McTavish as Dijkstra
  • Bart Edwards as Duny
  • Simon Callow as Codringher
  • Liz Carr as Fenn
  • Ed Birch as King Vizimir
  • Kaine Zajaz as Gage

But on April 14, Netflix also revealed that several new cast members had been added to the series!

Robbie Amell (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Upload) has been cast as Gallatin, a born fighter leading an army of guerrilla Scoia’tael to fight on behalf of Nilfgaard. Meng’er Zhang (Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings) will play Milva, a human and talented huntress with excellent archery skills adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest.

Hugh Skinner (Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!, Falling For Figaro, Fleabag) will play the royal playboy and younger brother of King Vizimir, Prince Radovid. Finally, Christelle Elwin (Half Bad, Bloods) has been cast as Mistle, a member of The Rats, a misfit gang of teenagers who steal from the rich and give to themselves (and sometimes the poor).

To recap, these are the newest cast additions:

  • Robbie Amell as Gallatin
  • Meng’er Zhang as Milva
  • Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid
  • Christelle Elwin as Mistle

The Witcher season 3 filming

The Witcher season 3 started filming at the end of March 2022 and production will last through the summer. Filming is underway in Slovenia, Croatia and Italy. You can find out more specifics right here.

The Witcher season 3 release date

The Witcher season 3 is probably won’t be released on Netflix in 2022. It’s probably not going to release until at least Q2 2023, but Netflix might end up holding it until December 2023 to keep up the current pattern of release.

The Witcher season 3 synopsis

Netflix has released the official synopsis for season 3!

"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.”"

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for more updates on The Witcher season 3!

This FanSided Entertainment team has contributed to this article. 

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