THE WITCHER SEASON 3

Henry Cavill reprises his role as Geralt of Rivia in THE WITCHER SEASON 3, which has made its Netflix debut. Continuing the adventures of the brooding monster hunter and sometime-companions Ciri of Cintra -Freya Allan, Yennefer of Vengerberg -Anya Chalotra, and Jaskier -Joey Batey, the new run of episodes which draw from Andrzej Sapkowski’s second – “The Witcher” book, “Time of Contempt” will find Geralt doing anything he can to protect his found family – and Ciri’s growing powers – against an onslaught of dark forces.

Joining Cavill, Allan, Chalotra, and Batey in the new season are MyAnna Buring as Tissaia; Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz of Roggeveen; Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold; Royce Pierreson as Istredd; Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor; Eamon Farren as Cahir; Mimî M. Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo; Mecia Simson as Francesca Findabair; Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart; Graham McTavish as Sigismund Dijkstra; Robbie Amell as Gallatin; Meng’er Zhang as Milva; and Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid.

Cavill’s third season will be his final; Liam Hemsworth will take over as the title character in the fourth season, which will be released in two parts, with Volume 2 coming out on July 27. Of course, there is a lot of excitement for the new season, but can these brand-new episodes match up to the hype?

Here’s what critics are saying about THE WITCHER SEASON 3

HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO PREVIOUS SEASONS?

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His most recent season by far A diverse array of elves, mages, and human kings, all with their own objectives and agendas, engage in exposition-heavy conversations, covert plotting, and backroom dealing in The Witcher’s most political adventure to date. —Lacy Baugher, Paste Magazine

How much The Witcher diverged from the Blood of Elves storyline was one of the main criticisms of the game (at least in Season 2). Although the third season at least makes an effort to largely adhere to Time of Contempt, the show’s prior deviations from the original truly hurt it as it delves deeper and deeper into global events. —Christian Hoffer, ComicBook.com

The third season’s first episode continues this fast-out-of-the-gates tendency and is, in many ways, the volume at its peak – but it also sets a bar that is rarely met by the succeeding episodes.—Bradley Russell, Total Film

In its third season of episodes, the vast universe that has been constructed in the preceding two seasons feels exactly as vast as ever. However, although in the past the large cast made things feel unwieldy, the many plotlines are now starting to come together this time. —Amon Warmann, Empire Magazine

HOW IS HENRY CAVILL?

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Cavill is really the one who has to carry the load, which he does admirably. The actor completely sells it: you care about Geralt, and the show suffers without him. Without him, this series will be worse.  —Vicky Jessup, London Evening Standard

As far as farewells go, Cavill’s portrayal of Geralt in Season 3 of The Witcher is surprisingly exceptional —Carly Lane, Collider

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE CAST?

A great showcase for the chemistry between Henry Cavill, Anya Chalortra, and Freya Allan. —Jarrod Jones, IGN Movies

Joey Jaisker Batey does a great job of giving the joyful and witty Jaskier a feeling of resigned pain, but Anya Chalotra is too sombre as the now-humbled Yennefer, and Freya Allan occasionally comes off as being too one-note in her portrayal of Ciri’s defiance.  —Christian Hoffer, ComicBook.com

Ciri starts to think of the sorceress as someone to turn to when she needs help, just like she already does with Geralt, and Chalotra and Allan give these scenes the weight they require as Yennefer learns that she can still be a mother to someone even if it isn’t how she had hoped or planned for it. One Season 3 episode is totally carried by Allan, making it clear that her character in particular is responsible for the show’s destiny. . —Carly Lane, Collider

HOW IS THE WRITING AND DIRECTING?

It’s possible that The Witcher wants to replace Game of Thrones. But the genuine heir, House of the Dragon, did the kind of character writing it seeks to imitate a thousand times better. Even a candle can’t be held by The Witcher. —Akhil Arora, AkhilArora.com

The actors look to be comfortable in their roles by this stage in The Witcher Season 3, a characteristic that could cause problems after Cavill leaves the series. The Witcher Season 3 is a massive political and magical drama that is deftly threaded through five episodes. —Shannon Connellan, Mashable

By this point in The Witcher Season 3, the performers appear to be at ease in their roles, which could be problematic when Cavill exits the show. Massive political and magical drama The Witcher Season 3 is skillfully woven through five episodes. —Bradley Russell, Total Film

ANY FINAL THOUGHTS?
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It’s unfortunate that Cavill won’t be around to see The Witcher through to the end, but given what Season 3 of The Witcher establishes in terms of building conflict, rich character development, and phenomenal performances, there will still be plenty to watch for into a fourth season and beyond. . —Carly Lane, Collider

However, the underlying source material of The Witcher used those fights as a way to introduce Geralt to readers. As a result, the programme has failed to adapt to match the source material and is running out of time. —Christian Hoffer, ComicBook.com

A sort of return to form, bringing The Witcher back to its distinctive qualities of humour, gore, and sex. Even the bath scene, which is the pinnacle of Witcher, exists. . —Andrew Webster, The Verge

The most recent adventure of Geralt and Ciri is a stunning voyage of family and destiny set in a world as rich in political intrigue as it is in history. —Andrew Murray, The Upcoming

It’s important to note that the third season’s upcoming installment will probably reveal how this tale justifies recasting Geralt. Fans are already aware that Cavill will hand over the part to Liam Hemsworth in season 4, who will play the witcher with white hair. We are unsure of how Geralt’s physical characteristics will change throughout the narrative.

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