THE WITCHER Season 3 Begins Filming, Gets Official Synopsis

The Witchers season two finale brought the Wild Hunt to Netflix. But that menacing nightmare won’t be the only group Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri will need to worry about when the series returns. They’ll also be trying to avoid, well, just about everyone on the Continent. That includes the many dangers that await them at the unexpected place where they’ll seek shelter. The streaming site provided an official plot summary for The Witcher season three to celebrate the start of production. And it reveals that Yennefer will lead them back to Aretuza.

Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra sitting on production chairs near a snowy frozen lake during filming of The Witcher season 3

Destiny brought them together on the Continent. Now Netflix has reunited our favorite trio to begin production on a new season of The Witcher. The streaming service shared a behind-the-scenes image of Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra sitting near a frozen lake on the very cold set of season three. This photo doesn’t reveal much about the plot, only that making this show is a lot harder than watching it. But Netflix did provide a synopsis of what to expect when it does. This is The Witcher season three’s first official plot summary.

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.

It’s no surprise that everyone wants Ciri and her power. Her father has waged a holy war to get her. Kings with grand ambitions seek her out. And those monsters from another world are on a wild hunt to claim her. What is surprising is that Yennefer is willing to bring Ciri to Aretuza. The last time Yennefer returned to her own personal house of horrors she technically committed treason when she freed Cahir rather than execute him. She has powerful allies at the magical school and headquarters. But she has just as many enemies who believe her a traitor. And friend or foe, they’ll all want a piece of Ciri to further their own agenda.

But when that’s true of every person and place on the Continent—and beyond it too—all your options are bad. We can’t wait to learn more about The Witcher season three as filming unfolds.

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