The primary official teaser for The Witcher Season 3 that Netflix unveiled on Tuesday previewed a two-part season that will probably be cut up over June and July — with 5 episodes in Quantity 1 and three set for Quantity 2.
However the brand new footage additionally marks the start of the tip for Henry Cavill’s time because the present’s white-haired monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia, a controversial casting departure that can see him changed in Season 4 with Liam Hemsworth. The sense amongst followers is that Cavill is leaving over dissatisfaction with the inventive route of the franchise, the viewers rating for which plummeted from a 90% to a 58% on Rotten Tomatoes from Season 1 to Season 2.
The Cavill-less Witcher prequel that debuted in December, The Witcher: Blood Origin, fared considerably worse, managing only a 13% viewers rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“As monarchs, mages and beasts of the Continent compete to seize her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, decided to guard his newly reunited household towards those that threaten to destroy it,” reads the official abstract of Season 3 from the streaming large.
“Entrusted with Ciri’s magical coaching, Yennefer leads them to the protected fortress of Aretuza, the place she hopes to find extra concerning the lady’s untapped powers; as an alternative, they uncover they’ve landed in a battlefield of political corruption, darkish magic, and treachery. They need to battle again, put every part on the road — or threat dropping one another eternally.”
Quantity 1 of Season 3 is approaching June 29, whereas Quantity 2 arrives on July 27.
In response to an article through which the present’s VFX producers make clear that the brand new season “is not going to observe the books intently,” social media predictably exploded. “Man, I don’t get why these writers suppose they’ll do higher than the ebook itself,” one Redditor lamented. “If you happen to’re gonna take a beloved IP and milk it for money, at the very least observe the supply materials.”
Provides one other: “Trash writers who suppose they know higher than precise followers — Henry is actually the proper casting for Geralt, wished HBO had the collection as an alternative of Netflix.”