The Witcher season 4 is on its way, but it will look a little different when it returns. The Netflix fantasy epic will feature a brand new Geralt in its fourth outing after Henry Cavill's surprise exit. In his place, Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the medallion and wielding the White Wolf's sword.
Everything You Need To Know About The Witcher Season 4
That's not the only change on the way either. There are also rumors of a spin-off, and some potential release date delays on the way. To help you keep track of all of that, we've compiled our handy guide to the new season below. This also features plot speculation, casting news, and a little bit of exclusive insight to tide you over until the release of The Witcher season 4.
While Netflix has confirmed that The Witcher season 4 is on its way, we don't yet know exactly when it will be hitting our screens. The latest update we have had makes it seem like it could be a little while away yet.
According to a report from Redanian Intelligence, it's thought that filming has been pushed back. It was due to start in September 2023, but now it will begin at an unknown date in 2024. We don't know the exact details of why this is, but it seems very likely that it's to do with the ongoing SAG-AFTRA Strikes.
If filming begins in 2024, it's not likely then that we'll be able to see the finished season until 2025 at the earliest. It'll be a long wait it seems, Witcher fans.
In some good news, it seems production is about ready to kick off when those involved are ready. Dijkstra actor Graham McTavish told GamesRadar+ that scripts have been written, but they just haven't seen them yet.
[I've seen] vague stuff. They don't really like to tell us too much. I never know quite why they don't like to tell you too much but I like the surprise, actually. I look forward to pacing the corridors again in season four, maybe with a different candle, you know, a slightly different coat. I’m looking at possibly a costume change?
The Witcher season 4 cast will see the return of most of the major characters, including Ciri (Freya Allan), Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Jaskier (Joey Batey).
We also expect to see more of Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni), Cahir (Eamon Farren), Francesca (Mecia Simson), Triss (Anna Shaffer), Dara (Wilson Mbomio), Istredd (Royce Pierreson), Sabrina Glevissig (Therica Wilson-Read), Vilgefortz (Mahesh Jadu), Stregobor (Lars Mikkelsen), Dijkstra (Graham McTavish), and Phillipa (Cassie Clare).
There were some big casualties in season 3, which has narrowed down who exactly we'll see back. These include Tissaia (MyAnna Buring), Lydia (Aisha Fabienne Ross), Filavandrel (Tom Canton), Artorius (Terence Maynard), Gallatin (Robbie Amell), and Rience (Sam Woolf).
The long and short of it is so far, we don't know. All that we know for certain is that Cavill's final appearance as Geralt of Rivia has now aired and the next time we see the character he'll be played by The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth.
There's been some speculation about how this might happen, with one of the show's producers implying a potential multiverse. Speaking to RadioTimes.com, executive producer Tomek BagiÅski said: This is a very little thing that I will tease – people who know the books really deeply also know that this is not a typical fantasy book. It's not just one world. It's not just one story happening in those books, in those stories.
Thanks to season 3 finale, we know there are plenty of plot details that need to be tied up. First of all, there's The Rats storyline as Ciri has now joined the group of young criminals. We know there's been rumblings of a spin-off show featuring them, but we expect this also to feature in the fourth season.
Speaking about her character's future to SFX, actor Allan said of why they brought in more stunts for her. If we are not seeing her do anything yet, and then in season four she is going and joining a gang of killing Rats, it’s not really going to add up, she said. I wanted it to feel like she started to use that training and put that into real life, although she’s not killing anyone yet, or shouldn’t be. Now she's going by the name Falka too, expect to see a different kind of iteration of her going forward...