Netflix has just announced a bunch of new cast members for Season 2 of The Witcher, as production continues in the UK.
Game of Thrones alum Kristofer Hivju is making his way to a new fantasy realm. Lambert's a sarcastic dickhead, while Eskel is the responsible one. However, that's according to a new metric invented by the company that found 76 million member households watched at least 2 minutes of the show in the first four weeks after its December 20 release.
Hivju has joined the fantasy saga in the role of Nivellen, who perhaps best can be described in non-spoilery terms as a recluse.
The email sent from the press confirmed our hopes that and Joey Batey is staying on as Jaskier, as well as the three primary cast members who we already knew about: Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri. Other familiar faces from season one will include Tissaia (MyAnna Buring), Filavandrel (Tom Canton), Stregobor (Lars Mikkelson), Artorius (Terence Maynard), Sabrina (Therica Wilson Read), Murta (Lilly Cooper), Yarpen Zigrin (Jeremy Crawford) and Istredd (Royce Pierreson). Together, they help train Ciri while she stays at the Witcher stronghold, and their inclusion suggests that season 2 will further explore the history of the Witchers. One of the most exciting additions is Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen, a character from an aristocratic family who was cursed for crimes he committed when he was much younger.
Recent reports claimed Mark Hamill was offered the part of Vesemir, but he's not on this latest list.
The series will be directed by Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy) who will direct 201 and 202, Sarah O'Gorman (Cursed) for episodes 203 and 204, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) for episodes 205 and 208, and Geeta V. Patel (Meet The Patels) for episodes 206 and 207.
In a statement, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had this to say about the casting news and the high standards Season 1 set in terms of recruiting talented actors to play these beloved characters.
The streamer renewed "The Witcher" for Season 2 last fall with an eight-episode order, more than a month before the freshman season hit the streaming service.