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Who Is The Iconic Queer Character Coming To The Witcher Season 3?

While the highly-anticipated second season of "The Witcher" hit Netflix earlier this month, fans are already curious about what Season 3 will entail. The fantasy series follows the journeys of Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Princess Cirilla, aka Ciri (Freya Allen), and Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), as their paths cross and separate and cross again following an epic clash in the Season 1 finale and into Season 2.

Season 2 of the Netflix series chronicles the aftermath of the Battle of Sodden Hill, following the magical characters as they continue to uncover their pasts. Geralt and Ciri have now found one another, and Geralt brings his young ward to Kaer Morhen to teach her the ways of Witchers. Because "The Witcher" is an adaptation of the fantasy series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, fans of the books may have some idea of what Season 3's story could be about and what new monsters could be introduced.

Recently, "The Witcher" showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirmed that a fan favorite queer character will be joining the show in the upcoming season. Who is this new Season 3 character, you ask?

Philippa Eilhart is coming to The Witcher

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, the executive producer and showrunner of "The Witcher," Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, revealed Season 3 of the fantasy drama will be digging to the dynamics of its increasingly diverse cast. While she couldn't reveal too much about the upcoming season — which will be based on Andrezj Sapkowski's "The Time of Contempt," the second novel in "The Witcher" book series — she did say that it will "delve more into relations" and discuss "how relationships can be different."

Hissrich then teased the arrival of a popular character from the books, Philippa Eilhart, a sorceress with ties to the court of King Vizimir II (via "The Witcher" Fandom). "We have Phillippa (Eilhart), who's best known ... I would say she's a queer icon for book readers," she remarked, explaining that Season 3 will not "shy away from" exploring the sorceress's queerness.

Additionally, Hissrich revealed that Crown Princess Ciri's sexuality will be explored later on in "The Witcher." She also spoke on the importance of representing women and queer people in the fantasy genre, which she pointed out has historically been "written by men, for me," and how "The Witcher" aims to appeal to everyone.