“The Witcher” Season 3 Trailer Finds Geralt at the Center of a Storm
Is Geralt (Henry Cavill) getting soft? Hardly, but the indomitable force at the center of The Witcher is definitely becoming more emotionally attached to Ciri (Freya Allan), the young princess he’s been entrusted to keep safe through the perilous journeys depicted thus far. The official trailer for season 3 finds Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) once again being hunted by all manner of beasts, both supernatural and of the human variety, as they travel to the fortress of Aretuza where, they hope, they might be safe for a while.
The trailer boasts all the action that fans have come to expect in creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich’s bloody, often beautiful fantasy saga. Our brave trio has become something of a family, with Ciri the centripetal force around which everything revolves. And Jaskier (Joey Batey) is back, the bard with the big (but funny) mouth that Geralt has grown fond of—even if he’d never admit it.
Season three will arrive in two parts—or volumes, as it were—the first with five episodes, streaming on June 29, and the second containing the final three episodes, streaming on July 27. Season three is also the last hurrah for Cavill in the role. While we’ll be getting more Witcher action with the series renewed through season 5, Cavill will be handing off the broadsword to Liam Hemsworth starting in season 4.
Check out the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis for season 3:
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.
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Featured image: Henry Cavill is Geralt in “The Witcher.” Courtesy Netflix.