The full trailer for the third season of “The Witcher” was released on Thursday, giving viewers a taste of what to expect in the next installment of the hit Netflix series.
In the new trailer, Geralt continues his mission to protect Ciri from monsters, monarchs, mages, and anyone else out to capture her. We also see Geralt reuniting with Yennifer, who travels with Ciri to Aretuza, the magical academy for young women. Last season, Yen sacrificed herself to save Ciri from a powerful demon named Voleth Meir.
This season is sure to be emotional for many fans as it will be the last time ‘Man of Steel’ actor Henry Cavill will star as Geralt, a role he has played since the show premiered in 2019. Liam Hemsworth was tapped to take on more than the legendary monster hunter in the fourth and fifth seasons.
In a first for the fantasy series, the third season will be split into two parts, with the first volume streaming on Netflix on June 29 and volume two airing on July 27. Netflix has done this before with other big releases, such as “Stranger Things” S4.
As the series has grown in popularity, Netflix has continued to expand its Witcher universe. Last December, the streamer released a spin-off series “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” which takes place over a thousand years before the world of “The Witcher.” Netflix also made an animated film, “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf”, in 2021.
In 2022, the second season of “The Witcher” amassed more than 2 billion viewership minutes in the first week of release, according to Nielsen.