Netflix's promotional whirlwind/trailer festival Tudum took place in Brazil over the weekend, with a hollering crowd of fans hanging out to see the stars of shows like Bridgerton, Avatar: The Last Airbender, FUBAR, and The Witcher talk about their upcoming series. Cast members Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, and Joey Batey dropped hints about what’s to come in The Witcher Season 3, and then addressed the elephant in the arena.
"I suppose we should talk to Henry?" joked Batey, who plays Jaskier, before asking Cavill what it was like filming his final season of the show.
"I actually just want to talk about my co-stars here," Cavill replied, once the audience's screaming had died down, "because once again it was such a pleasure and an honor to be working with you guys. You guys bring so much nuance and detail to these characters, which are often at risk of being oversimplified, and what you guys have done with the characters has involved work, care, and effort. And believe me, working with you guys was the biggest pleasure. So, [I] just want to say I'm gonna miss you. I'm gonna miss you very much."
Batey responded by thanking Cavill in turn "for your incredible contribution to The Witcher across three seasons, we are gonna miss you and we love you," before moving on to show a clip from Season 3 before anyone had a chance to interrogate what "oversimplified" might have referred too in this context.
While we've already seen the official trailer from Summer Game Fest, this video was an uninterrupted two-and-a-half-minute scene that begins with Ciri being confronted by scarred mage Rience (now played by Sam Woolf) and escalates into a hectic battle involving basically everyone. There's a lot of stabbing.
The Witcher Season 3 will be shown in two chunks, with the first half debuting on June 29, while the second will follow a month later, on July 27. Liam Hemsworth will replace Cavill as Geralt from Season 4 onward, and the show's already been renewed for a fifth season. Though Liam wasn’t present at Tudum, his brother Chris Hemsworth did appear to hype Extraction 2.