The Witcher Season 3 is finally on the horizon, and fans can hardly contain their excitement. The first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated Netflix series has just been released, giving viewers a tantalising glimpse of what’s to come.
The action-packed clip not only showcases the captivating world of The Witcher but also reveals the official release date for the third season. But the question on everyone’s mind remains: what will happen after Henry Cavill leaves the show?
The Witcher Season 3’s first teaser trailer released
As the excitement surrounding the series reaches fever pitch, the first teaser trailer for The Witcher Season 3 has debuted on YouTube, racking up millions of views in just a matter of hours. The enthralling clip, which can be watched here, not only provides a sneak peek of what fans can expect from the upcoming season but also announces the official release date.
The trailer revealed that The Witcher Season 3 is going to be split into two “volumes”. Volume 1 will be released on Netflix on June 29th, and Volume 2 will debut on July 27th.
The trailer opens with a breathtaking aerial shot of the Continent, a vast and magical land filled with danger and intrigue. As the camera sweeps over the landscape, we catch glimpses of Geralt of Rivia (played by Henry Cavill) engaging in fierce combat with a monstrous creature. It is evident that the third season will be just as action-packed and visually stunning as its predecessors.
Throughout the trailer, we also see familiar faces, such as Yennefer of Vengerberg (played by Anya Chalotra) and Princess Cirilla (played by Freya Allan), who are sure to be integral to the new season’s storyline. Additionally, the teaser hints at the arrival of new characters who will undoubtedly play pivotal roles in the ongoing saga of The Witcher.
Fans of the original novels and video games will be thrilled to see more of the Continent’s rich lore and history explored in this latest instalment. From the eerie and mystical swamps of Velen to the bustling and vibrant city of Novigrad, the trailer promises a diverse array of settings that will undoubtedly captivate viewers.
What will happen after Henry Cavill leaves the show?
Despite the palpable excitement surrounding The Witcher Season 3, fans cannot help but feel a sense of trepidation as well. After all, it has been confirmed that this will be Henry Cavill’s last season in the iconic role of Geralt of Rivia. Cavill’s nuanced and powerful portrayal of the character has earned him legions of fans, and his departure will undoubtedly leave a significant void.
While it is still unclear who will step into Cavill’s shoes as the famed monster slayer, the show’s creators have a challenging task ahead of them. They must find an actor who can not only convincingly portray Geralt’s physical prowess but also capture the complexity and depth of his character. Moreover, the new actor will need to establish chemistry with the show’s existing cast members, ensuring that the transition is as seamless as possible.
In an interview with NME whilst promoting the new prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich teased why Henry Cavill left the show, and hinted that she has a lot to say. Here’s what she had to say on the matter:
I do have a lot to say, and I think that there’s a lot of, you know… we’ll obviously never get into exactly why Henry left, all of the reasons, but I can say it’s been a mutually respectful relationship… So please, please, please come back in six months when we can talk.
She also spoke of the challenge of replacing Cavill and hinted at the possibility of introducing a time jump or alternate timelines to accommodate the change. This would allow the show to continue exploring the rich lore and mythology of The Witcher universe while also providing an opportunity to delve into Geralt’s past and future.
As fans eagerly await the premiere of The Witcher Season 3, speculation about the series’ future after Cavill’s departure is sure to continue. However, one thing is certain: with a talented cast, a passionate creative team, and a dedicated fan base, the show’s future remains bright.
The synopsis for the upcoming season of The Witcher reads as follows:
As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri 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 they hope to uncover 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.
The Witcher Season 3 Volume 1 will air on Netflix on June 29th, and Volume 2 will debut on July 27th.
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