Henry Cavill might have left The Witcher after three seasons but the show will go on - and Freya Allan's Ciri is expected to play a big part.


Season 3 largely focused on Ciri's journey as she hid out with Geralt (Cavill) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) while being hunted down by, well, most of the Continent, before being forced to fend for herself.

The final episode of season 3 leaves her with a new place in the world with the Rats, a criminal group who take her on after seeing her fighting skills. She introduces herself as Falka, after the princess who led a rebellion.

As for what's next? It seems Ciri's story is about to get much darker.

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Executive producer Tomek Baginski revealed to RadioTimes.com: "People tend to forget that the main story of the books is the story of Ciri. This is her evolution, this is her story, this is her character arc. Of course, Geralt and Yennefer are super important to her but it's a Ciri journey. And she has to go through the journey alone - maybe not alone, but disconnected from her parents.

"This is the first season where we can actually see it, we can see her alone. We can see her lost, we can see her trying to find her own identity."

He added: "By the way, this journey is not over, but there is a famous quote that the border between good and evil goes through the heart of every person. And now, it's maybe time to see how evil Ciri can become, before she will integrate those two parts - the darkness and the light - into the whole person.

"I think that's a pretty important story in the books, it's pretty important in this book in particular and we really wanted to honour it in this season."

Season 4 is still a way off but the main cast, including Chalotra and Allan, confirmed they've been in contact with Hemsworth and that he's "in training" for the role.

Joey Batey, who plays Jaskier, explained to RadioTimes.com: "I think he’s just using this time before we shoot to train and to study all the books and throw himself into this. No one can ask anything more than just complete committal to this role and that’s what he’s doing. We’re all really excited."

The Witcher season 3 is available to stream on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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