The Witcher might have come out of the gate a little rough with its first season, but the performances of stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allen, Joey Batey, and more were enough to keep fans interested in the world and the show. The Witcher Season 2 seemed to right the ship, pleasing fans and critics alike with a more straightforward timeline and more focus on Geralt, Ciri, and the other Witchers. Filming for the next season is now underway, and a recent interview with one of the stars reveals we might not be seeing their character return.
In an interview with Radio Times, Adjoa Andoh reveals we may not see much of her character in the upcoming season of The Witcher. Andoh played Nenneke, a priestess that helped Geralt a great deal during the events of Season 2. She is an ally that Geralt can usually count on, so he may have one less person backing him soon. In the interview, Andoh said she doesn’t know if she’ll be making an appearance and that “we’ll see.” She mentions how big the books are and how it’s up to the creators how they want to adapt the material and what they want to do with the characters. Andoh is known for her roles in Bridgerton and Invictus.
The next season will be adapted from the novel Time of Contempt from the Witcher series, so it remains to be seen if we’ll be getting more of Nenneke in the next season. While she is in the book, she doesn’t play an especially prominent role. With the creators often deviating from the source material, it wouldn’t be too shocking if they left her character out in the upcoming season. The show is often juggling a variety of characters, so adding more to the mix and checking back in on some established faces might be a little too much for the upcoming season to handle.
The Witcher Season 2 introduced several plotlines while sending our heroes forth into uncertainty. The season saw Ciri and Geralt strengthen their bond, the introduction of other Witchers and Geralt’s mentor/adoptive father Vesemir, the fight against a demon known as the Deathless Mother, the ongoing tensions between the elves, Nilfgaard, and Redania, and the reveal of the mysterious White Flame. While some of these plotlines saw their resolution by the end of the season, we’ll undoubtedly be seeing more from a few of them in the next season. The next season will also supposedly involve more of the fearsome Wild Hunt, which we glimpsed at the end of the finale. Those familiar with the books and the most popular game from the franchise will be familiar with them.
Regardless of who returns in the third season of The Witcher, there is sure to be plenty more political intrigue and monsters. The third season will once again star Henry Cavill as Geralt and Freya Allen as Ciri. You can catch up on the show by streaming both seasons on Netflix.