Henry Cavill and The Witcher have been a major hit for Netflix ever since hitting the streamer a few years ago. Combining fantasy elements and deep lore in the adaptation of the popular book and video game series has made for a winning combination all around. And there is more to come. For The Witcher season 3, it looks like the show will draw on the game, even more, introducing us to a villain from that world. This villain could cause a big-time problem for our trio of heroes, one in particular.
According to Redandian Intelligence (via Comicbook.com), in preparation for The Witcher season 3 filming, some audition tapes have leaked that point to The Professor joining the story, possibly coming at odds with Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia and Freya Allen’s Ciri in particular. While the existence of audition tapes for the role doesn’t necessarily confirm that there is a new character coming to the series, it does make a lot of sense for the progression of the show, especially if it is following the books and games.
The Professor is the alias for Ralf Blunden, a highly-trained assassin who got his nickname, in part because of his glasses which do stand in a bit of a contrast to the rest of the world. But he maintains that moniker with his choice of words, using higher-brow language to get across his point, with a bit of wit thrown in for good measure. In the books and games, The Professor hates witchers, likely putting him in direct conflict with Henry Cavill here at some point. The two have a couple of different run-ins during the course of the original story, even sharing time in a jail cell at one point.
Again, we will wait to see how this all shakes out for The Witcher season 3, but adding The Professor to possibly be tracking down Henry Cavill and Freya Allen as at least part of the plot would be in line with the original source material of the series. We know that our main characters still have a wealth of enemies in this world, having ended season 2 with more than a few surprises after battling issues on a number of different fronts. Those are unlikely to subside when we get to the third season.
The Witcher has been a huge hit for Netflix over the first two seasons. Henry Cavill and company have been atop the streaming charts with the series ever since it was first released back in 2019. It quickly became one of the most-viewed series on the streamer, topping 76 million viewers in the first 28 days of its release. And The Witcher season 2 was successful as well. When it dropped back in December, Variety reported that it was viewed for 2.2 billion minutes in its first week on Netflix. The Witcher season 3 is almost assuredly going to carry strong numbers when it finally releases. And from the looks of these casting rumors, the series is gearing up to start filming in the not-so-distant future.