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As it ramps up to production on its second season, Netflix’s The Witcher has added a number of new faces to its cast – including Game of Thrones fan-favourite, Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund in the smash-hit series.
Hivju joins the cast as the character Nivellen, and alongside him, the series has also added six more newcomers including Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) 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, and newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca.
Filming on the show’s second season began this month in the U.K. with Henry Cavill returning to the titular role of monster-fighting Geralt. He’s joined by returning cast members Anya Chalotra as sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan as the young princess Ciri, and Joey Batey as Geralt’s bard sidekick Jaskier.
Showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said in a statement, “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.”
The show has also set its directors for the upcoming season: Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy) will direct the first two episodes, Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) will direct episodes 3 and 4, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) will helm episodes 5 and 8, and Geeta Patel (Meet the Patels) is set to direct episodes 6 and 7.
Season 2 will land on Netflix in 2021, but a specific date has not yet been announced.