Season 3 of The Witcher has officially began filming, and to commemorate the event, an official photograph of Yennefer, Ciri, and Geralt reunited has been released, demonstrating that season 3 is already correcting the series’ most egregious primary character flaws.
The Witcher, created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, is one of the most prominent fantasy worlds thanks to video game adaptations, and in 2019, Netflix released its first English-language version, which immediately became one of the streaming giant’s most popular and successful titles.
Difference between Season 1, 2 and 3?
The Witcher on Netflix took a unique approach to the source novels and short stories, focusing on three different people in different places and times, with their destinies eventually meeting at the end of season 1.
Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan) are the three characters, and while Geralt and Ciri spent a lot more time together in The Witcher season 2 as Ciri trained at Kaer Morhen, Yennefer was left behind with her own struggles, and fans didn’t get to see them together until the season finale, where Yennefer sacrificed herself to save Ciri.
Fans of The Witcher were understandably disappointed that Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer spent the majority of Season 2 apart, especially since the book on which this season was based (Blood of Elves) sees Ciri and Yennefer’s relationship grow into a mother-daughter one, which the series completely changed by turning Yennefer into an antagonist and manipulative figure.
The tense relationship between Geralt and Yennefer wasn’t fully resolved either, as they didn’t spend much time together in season 2, but based on the first image and synopsis shared on the show’s official Twitter account, all of these flaws appear to be on their way to being fixed in The Witcher season 3.
Problem with series Story?
So far, the two seasons of Netflix’s The Witcher have kept Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer apart in various ways and for various reasons, which has harmed some of their narratives. With the non-linear history of The Witcher Season 1, these characters were mostly on their own, with Geralt and Yennefer being the only ones who spent time together, while Ciri didn’t meet Geralt until the season’s (literally) final moment.
Season 2 of The Witcher didn’t solve the problem because, despite the fact that Geralt and Ciri spent more time together, Yennefer’s tale grew separately, and she wasn’t the mentor to Ciri that fans had hoped for; instead, she intended to capture Ciri to reclaim her abilities. As a result, The Witcher season 3 will have to handle Geralt and Yennefer’s relationship, which has been everything but simple, and they now share common aims in safeguarding and training Ciri, as well as protecting their new family.