Henry Cavill’s departure from The Witcher will loom over the show’s third season. How could it not? He’s the witcher in the title and a huge star. More importantly, he’s been a tremendous Geralt of Rivia. But that’s exactly why we plan to enjoy his final year with the show rather than focus on his exit. If The Witcher season three’s first trailer is any indication, that will be easy to do. Because before Cavill departs the Continent forever he has a new family to keep safe. He’ll just have to do that while understanding real fear for the first time in his life.
For a short teaser that reveals so little this still pacts quite a punch. The dread and dangers that hangs over Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri is palpable. (The Wild Hunt has that effect.)
This The Witcher trailer is also our first look at Shaerrawedd. That’s a location book readers have been waiting for the show to visit and it looks like the wait will be more than worth it. But what else is going on? Here’s The Witcher‘s official season three synopsis from Netflix:
As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra 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 she hopes to discover 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.
In addition to Cavill, season three will also mark the return of Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey. Also joining them once again are: MyAnna Buring, Tom Canton, Jeremy Crawford, Eamon Farren, Mahesh Jadu, Terence Maynard, Lars Mikkelsen, Mimî M Khayisa, Royce Pierreson, Wilson Mbomio, Anna Shaffer, Therica Wilson-Read, Cassie Clare, Mecia Simson, Graham McTavish, Bart Edwards, Simon Callow, Liz Carr, Ed Birch, and Kaine Zajaz.
Robbie Amell, Meng’er Zhang, Hugh Skinner, and Christelle Elwin will also get in on the magic and monsters fun this season. Learn more about who they’re playing.
The Witcher season three will air in two parts. Volume 1 with episodes one-five premieres on June 29. Volume 2 with episodes six-eight premieres on July 27.