‘The Witcher’: Seven New Actors Added to Season 2 Cast, Including ‘Game of Thrones’ Star

by Jeremy Spirogis
Henry Cavill of The Witcher

The Witcher premiered on Netflix in December 2019, and has since been met with largely optimistic evaluations. In truth, the tv present is already slated for a Season 2, in addition to an animated movie on Netflix. And with a brand new season of Henry Cavill gallivanting round as Geralt comes a solid of latest characters able to grace your display. To this finish, seven new actors have been enlisted to work on The Witcher, together with one well-known and well-loved Game of Thrones actor. 

When can followers anticipate new episodes?

Henry Cavill of The Witcher
Henry Cavill of The Witcher | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

As of now, The Witcher Season 2 is underway, so followers of Henry Cavill and Geralt can rejoice. In truth, the second season is anticipated to air both late 2020 or in 2021, with manufacturing having begun in February this yr. 

This is sweet information for fantasy followers, who’ve beforehand been burned by the lengthy wait instances between seasons of Game of Thrones. Additionally, Lauren S. Hissrich, the chief producer for The Witcher, has defined that Season 2 will probably be extra linear than Season 1. 

This appears to deal with one of many main complaints behind the primary season. The Witcher does loads of timeline hopping — in truth, Season 1 covers a chronology of round 40 years. Some followers discovered the best way the chronology was tailored to tv to be barely troublesome to comply with. This left some followers feeling a bit of confused.

The Witcher collection consists of eight novels, that means it’s fairly a saga. This additionally means the showrunners have loads of materials to work from when producing extra episodes and seasons. It could imply followers will see The Witcher for years to come back, relying on the efficiency of Season 2. And not like Game of Thrones, it additionally means the story of The Witcher already has a transparent ending spelled out for it. That implies that except showrunners and writers deviate closely, it’s unlikely to incorporate the kind of ending situation that price Game of Thrones writers a lot backlash. 

Who is being added to ‘The Witcher’ solid

Season 2 of The Witcher will, after all, embrace a lot of Season 1’s favourite actors. Naturally, Henry Cavill will probably be returning to the position of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra will probably be again as Yennefer, with Joey Batey as Jaskier and Freya Allan as Ciri. 

However, seven new solid members may also be arriving on set, together with one Game of Thrones alumnus. That can be Kristofer Hivju, the redheaded Norwegian well-known for his portrayal of Tormund Giantsbane. Hivju will probably be portraying Nivellen.

As reported by Variety, the opposite six actors embrace Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, and Mecia Simson as Francesca. 

Of the brand new solid members, Hissrich stated, “The reaction to season one of The Witcher set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season. Sophie Holland and her casting team have once again found the very best people to embody these characters, and in the hands of these accomplished directors, we’re excited to see these new stories come to life.”

What’s the animated movie about?

Henry Cavill of The WitcherHenry Cavill of The Witcher
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As for the animated The Witcher movie coming to Netflix, it appears it’s one thing of an origin story. The description has since been faraway from Netflix, but it surely beforehand learn, “Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a Witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise.”

As of now, there’s no official launch date for the animated movie.

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