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The cast and crew of The Witcher are moving like a basilisk out of hell to give us the next chapter of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri's story as pre-production in the third season is set to begin this month. It's barely enough time to catch your breath after the second season hit the small screen in December. Cor.
The third season of the show was confirmed in late September of last year with a celebratory Tweet from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Of course, if it was up to her, The Witcher would span seven seasons, and Henry Cavill is game. Let's hold our teleporting horses for now. Emmy Award winning writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who has worked on Lost, The 100 and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to name but a few, is on board as well as Troy Dangerfield who contributed to The Witcher: Blood Origin. Clare Higgins and Rae Benjamin have also been promoted from co-writer and script coordinator respectively to staff writers for the third season, so a pat on the back is due for those two.
Perhaps the next season will take us to unseen locales such as Skellige... check out our handy-dandy travel guide for the frosty isles below!
Redanian Intelligence, a website that covers everything about the show, claims that pre-production for the third season is slated to start this month. Pre-production consists of a lot of planning from financing to assigning directors to drawing out the props and visual effects required for every single scene and so on. As a result, Redanian Intelligence asserts that filming will occur in March as the team is opting for Longcross Studios over Arborfield Studios and will require some time allocated for the construction of new sets. Be that as it may, the website is clear that the continuing pandemic may cause these windows to shift, as was the case with the second season after a number of the cast and crew contracted the coronavirus while working.
The third season will draw from Time of Contempt which is the second entry in the series of books. "I’m really thrilled with how the season is shaping up," said Schmidt Hissrich, and added that the writers are attempting to ensure this is the "perfect" season for fans. "I feel like seasons one and two have been laying the playing field for everything huge that’s about to happen."
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