Everything 'The Witcher' Cast Members Have Said About Season 3

The Witcher's second season landed on Netflix on Friday, December 17, bringing about the next chapter in the show's universe.

While fans have been excitedly waiting for The Witcher to return, they don't have to worry about whether Netflix will renew the show because the streaming platform already confirmed in September that it would have a third season.

Given news of the show's renewal came so far in advance of its return, those involved have already started to speak about their hopes for the new episodes.

Everything Cast Members Have Said About Season 3

Joey Batey spoke with Newsweek about his thoughts on continuing to appear as Jaskier in Season 3 and beyond, saying he trusted showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich completely, so he was keen to return.

"I have a great faith in Lauren and her vision for the show, her tenacity, her ambition," Batey explained. "She takes the tone and everything that is in [Andrzej] Sapkowski's work and translates it, transmutes it into television.

"There are inevitably going to be plot lines that deviate from the books, so we're no longer trusting the books... we're obviously completely trusting the books but there's so much trust in Lauren.

"I have a great friendship with her. She's a wonderful, wonderful leader, and captain of this ship. So yeah, without hesitation I would follow her to the ends of the Earth."

Henry Cavill, who plays lead character Geralt of Rivia, reflected on Hissrich's plan to make seven seasons of the show in total.

When asked if he'd want to be involved for that long, he told The Hollywood Reporter in November: "Absolutely. As long as we can keep telling great stories which honor Sapkowski's work."

Freya Allan, who plays Geralt's child Princess Ciri, also spoke with The Wrap about the third season, admitting that she had already read a few scripts.

Of what's in store for Ciri in future seasons, she said: "It's like every season I'm not satisfied in terms of the fighting.

"This season I was like, 'Can't I just fight the monster?' and they were like 'No, we have to leave something [for future seasons].'"

How to Adapt the Books

Hissrich spoke with Collider about Season 3, telling the publication that she and her fellow writers are keen to be "flexible" about how they adapt the books.

On how Season 3 will pan out, she said: "I also think I'm not in a rush to get through these stories, you know?

"We approximately do a book a season, but we also make sure that the stories from that book are best in that season of our television show. So sometimes we move those chess pieces around a little bit.

"There's a big story from Blood of Elves that we're gonna do in Season 3 for instance. Or there was a short story that we couldn't fit in Season 1, so we put it in Season 2. We try to be pretty flexible with that."

"I do think that my utmost goal and the reason I started with seven years is because I wanted to stay true to the books. I don't feel the need for our story to go beyond where the books go. I think Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer, he had a natural end in mind. Now actually, since we started the show, he has released more books, so we'll have to see how that fits into it."

Newsweek has contacted Anya Chalotra's representatives for comment on her hopes for Yennefer in Season 3.

The Witcher Season 1 and 2 are available to watch now.

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Freya Allan and Henry Cavill as Princess Ciri and Geralt of Rivia in "The Witcher" Season 2. The show has been renewed for a third season at Netflix. Jay Maidment/Netflix

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