'The Witcher' Season 3 Release Date, Cast, Trailer and Plot—Everything We Know so Far

The Witcher's second season has been released on Netflix, coming out in full on Friday, December 17.

Starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the fantasy hit's sophomore outing saw the Witcher train Ciri (Freya Allan) to become a fighter, while the teen sought to understand her mysterious powers better.

It also saw Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) struggle with losing her powers, and charted the lengths she was willing to go to get them back.

The Netflix show has already been renewed for a third season, which begs the question of when it will be hitting the streaming platform and what fans can expect.

Here is everything you need to know.

When Is The Witcher Season 3 Out?

In September Netflix confirmed that it had renewed The Witcher for a third season, confirming the good news with fans at TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event.

In a statement on Twitter, Netflix wrote: "Toss a coin to our growing Witcher universe! We can officially announce The Witcher Season 3, along with a second anime feature film, and a new Kids and Family series set in the world of The Witcher."

It has not yet been confirmed exactly when Season 3 will be released on the streaming platform.

Who Will Star in The Witcher Season 3?

Cavill has said he will return to the role of Geralt for the third season, telling The Hollywood Reporter in November he was "absolutely" committed to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich's seven-season plan for The Witcher.

Joey Batey, who plays bard Jaskier, told Newsweek he was also keen to reprise his role in Season 3 and beyond, admitting he trusted Hissrich so much he'd "follow her to the ends of the Earth."

"I would. 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."

Allan and Chalotra are also both expected to return to the franchise in their roles of Ciri and Yennefer, respectively.

What Will Happen in The Witcher Season 3?

Season 2 of The Witcher ended with the reveal of Emperor Emhyr var Emreis (Bart Edwards) and confirmation that he is Ciri's father, who was previously presumed dead.

Emperor Emhyr is determined to find Ciri, though to what end is unclear but it will likely be because of her powers as a result of being in possession of Elder Blood.

The Elves are also up in arms against the Northern Kingdoms following the death of their queen Francesca Findabair's (Mecia Simson) baby, which will no doubt play a huge part in Season 3.

Geralt and Yennefer helped save Ciri from the Voleth Meir in the finale, and after doing so the White Wolf asked the mage to train his ward in magic so that she can come to control her powers.

The Season 2 finale also gave a brief glimpse of The Wild Hunt, a horde of elves that want to capture Ciri, and they will likely also return in some form in Season 3.

Is There a Trailer for The Witcher Season 3?

The Witcher's third season has yet to begin filming as of the release of Season 2, so this means there is nothing to show for the forthcoming episodes.

This means that there is as yet no trailer for The Witcher Season 3.

The Witcher Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream in full on Netflix now.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in "The Witcher" Season 2. The Netflix show has already been renewed for a third season. Jay Maidment/Netflix