Netflix drops official trailer for The Witcher Season 3
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Netflix has confirmed the release date for the third season of The Witcher, with Henry Cavill set to return to our screens as Geralt of Rivia.
The third series will be released in two parts, with the first set to release on 29 June. The second will drop on 27 July.
A synopsis of series three released by Netflix gives a teaser of what we can expect from the latest highly anticipated season.
It reads: "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 third season is also going to be the last season starring Cavill as Geralt, with Liam Hemsworth confirmed to be taking over the role in season four.
Rumours have abounded about why Cavill left the show, with some suggesting that he disagreed with showrunners about the show's reflection of its source material. Cavill is a big fan of the fantasy series by Andrzej Sapkowski.
The first series of The Witcher was released back in 2019 and received massive viewing figures for Netflix, drawing in some 76 million viewers to the platform and being the streamer's biggest debut series of 2019.
Despite the show's success there had been speculation about whether there would be a third season of The Witcher at all.
In 2021 showrunner Lauren Hissrich said: "We need a great season two if we have a hope of having a season three." There was also Netflix's reputation for pulling the plug on shows after just one or two seasons.
However, thankfully those fears have been put to rest and the hotly anticipated third season is now set to be released at the end of this month.
Fans of the show are already excited by the announcement.
One tweeted: "Trailer of The Witcher got me screaming internally.. I'm both excited and sad..one last time Henry Cavill as Geralt..."