Whether the unconditional fan of the saga likes it more or less, Netflix’s The Witcher series has opted for make your own story based on the books of Andrzej Sapkowski. The real changes started to become very visible in the second season, when showrunner Lauren Hissrich and her writing team came up with a new plot for Yennefer that was in direct conflict with that of Geralt and Ciri. There were also major changes to Kaer Morhen and the warlocks.
But with the new installment just around the corner, today we wonder What other changes will we see in the third season of The Witcher? We already know some that are confirmed, while we also venture to predict others that could take place in the following episodes of the Netflix series.
What other changes will we see in the third season of The Witcher?
Through advances, leaks and interviews we have already been able to know that two important characters of the plot of the third season will be involved in notable changes with respect to their original versions. The first of these is Dandelion, Geralt’s bard and close friend. In this season we will discover that Jaskier is bisexually that she will have a loving relationship with Radovid (who here will not be Vizimir’s son, but his brother; he will not be a sadist either).
On the other hand, today we have learned that dijkstrathe head of Redania’s intelligence services will add a new attribute to his personality: he will be bdsm buff, something in which the sorceress Philippa Eilhart will be involved. Beyond these specific character changes, the biggest problem Season 3 has to deal with (recognized by the showrunner herself) is the healing of the relationship between Geralt and Yennefer, who was mortally wounded after the events of the previous installment.
Geralt must forgive somehow that Yennefer will betray him and try to kidnap and deliver Ciri to regain his powers. We don’t know how they are going to do it, but it could be one of the keys to the season.
As for the rest of the key moments of this third season, based on the book Time of Hate, they should all follow a consistency with respect to Sapkowski’s novels, as Hissrich has promised. We talk about confrontation with Rience, the quarrels with Dijkstra, the evening on the island of Thanned and the subsequent and traumatic events. Remember that the third season of The Witcher will premiere on June 29 on Netflix, with the second half arriving on July 26. Of course, the final big change will come after the season is over, as Henry Cavill is leaving the series to make way for Liam Hemsworth also in the role of Geralt de Rivia.