Henry Cavill's monster hunter, Geralt, will return beyond the upcoming second season, as a new listing has potentially revealed that The Witcher season 3 has now been confirmed. Reportedly, The Witcher page on the Writer's Guild of America West directories now has a reference to a 'season 3' with showrunner and creator Lauren S. Hissrich attached as executive producer.

This should not come as too much of a surprise, as the first season of The Witcher reigns as one of the most popular shows to ever grace the streaming service. Curiously though, the potential third season has a 2020-21' listing, with season 2 listed as '2019-20' despite being released next year. This could however indicate production dates, which would suggest that audiences will not be adventuring with Geralt for a third time until sometime in 2022.

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The first season of The Witcher follows Henry Cavill as Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as "the Continent", the series explores the legend of Geralt and princess Ciri, who are linked by destiny to each other. The first season of The Witcher tells a non-linear story and follows the three main protagonists at different points of time, exploring formative events that shaped their characters, before eventually merging into a single timeline.

Not only will The Witcher season 2 reportedly tell a much more straight-forward story this time around, but, according to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, it will stretch Henry Cavill's acting muscles as well as actual ones. Hissrich recently explained that while Geralt of Rivia started out in the first season as a single-minded mercenary, the second season will provide an evolution of the character. "It's all protecting the sort of internal -- we call it his white knight syndrome -- his internal desire to be a hero and the sort of human emotions that he can't help but let filter through, even though he's determined to tell everyone that he doesn't have an emotional capacity," she said.

"I think a lot of that conflict is fun to play, and it's kind of all going to explode in Season 2," she continued. "All of the times that we saw him withhold, all the times that we saw Geralt sort of internalize things as opposed to externalize, in Season 2 he's going to be confronted with that a lot more and has to make some different choices."

Alongside Cavill, The Witcher stars Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier. Several exciting new cast members will be joining Geralt on his adventure through the monster-infested world of The Witcher including Yasen Atour as Coën, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, acting newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca, and Game of Thrones alumni Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen. The second season will also introduce fan-favorite character and Witcher trainer Vesemir, played by Killing Eve's Kim Bodnia.

The Witcher recently returned to filming following a pause in production. Whilst the second season does not yet have an official release date, it is likely that Netflix will debut the series late next year. This comes to us courtesy of Rednian Intelligence.

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