The Witcher season 2 will not only be expanding its storylines, it will be expanding its cast with seven more members.
Get ready for even more of The Witcher!
The cast, that is, as we knew even before season one premiered that we’d be getting a second season.
Netflix’s hit epic fantasy show dazzled hardcore fans and newcomers alike when it premiered, with 76 million member households choosing to watch the Henry Cavill-led fantasy show and prompting The Witcher publisher Orbit Books to print more than half a million more books to meet the demand.
The second season is currently set to begin production in the UK, and will of course bring back Henry Cavill as the taciturn Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as the badass Yennefer, Freya Allan as fallen princess on the run Ciri, and Joey Batey as everyone’s favorite bard, Jaskier.
Of course, a whole bunch of minor characters are set to return as well, such as MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz, Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold.
However, The Witcher season 2 is set to expand its cast with seven more members.
Joining the second season are Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, recent graduate Mecia Simson as Francesca, and Game of Thrones’ Tormund Giantsbane himself, Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen.
However, fans of the books and videogame series will notice one notable name missing from among the list of new cast members — Vesemir, one of the oldest and most experienced Witchers who acts as a sort of father figure to Geralt. The character of Vesemir plays a major part in the games and fans were certain that he would be included in the upcoming second season. There were even rumors that fan-favorite fancast Mark Hamill was offered the role; however, as far as anything official has been released, we still have no sign of the the aged Witcher.
The second season will also be bringing on a talented list of directors to direct pairs of episodes. The Umbrella Academy ’s Stephen Surjik will direct 201 and 202, Cursed’s Sarah O’Gorman will direct episode 203 and 204, The Last Kingdom ’s Ed Bazalgette is on deck for episodes 205 and 208, and Meet the Patels’ Geeta Patel will helm episodes 206 and 207.
The Witcher is set for a 2021 release, though there’s no official date set yet.