'The Witcher' Adds 'Game of Thrones' Veteran to Season 2 Cast

Carla Harmon
February 25, 2020

The Witcher was renewed for an eight-episode second season more than a month ahead of its December 20 debut. The news comes as Season 2 officially begins production, confirmed to consist of eight new episodes.

The actor has joined the cast of The Witcher at Netflix.

When can fans expect new episodes?


With just about every network on the hunt for "the next Game of Thrones", Netflix's The Witcher is a strong contender with its fantasy elements, medieval action, political maneuvering, and shirtless guys wading into bathtubs.

Prepare yourself, more Witchers are coming.

This seems to address one of the major complaints behind the first season. It's possible the Witcher mentor is being saved for a future season. This left some fans feeling a little confused. The Witcher series will likely change a lot of this sequence, since it has its own timeline to follow that is quite apart from the stories. This also means the showrunners have plenty of material to work from when producing additional episodes and seasons. Season 2 is expected to arrive in 2021.


Filming on season 2 began this month in the United Kingdom with returning star Henry Cavill as the titular mutated monster-fighter, otherwise known as Geralt of Rivia.

Returning to the cast for Season 2 are Henry Cavill, who leads The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), Joey Batey (Jaskier), MyAnna Buring (Tissaia), Tom Canton (Filavandrel), Lilly Cooper (Murta), Jeremy Crawford (Yarpin Zigrin), Eamon Farren (Cahir), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz), Terence Maynard (Artorius), Lars Mikkelson (Stregobor), Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla Vigo), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Dara), Anna Shaffer (Triss Merigold), and Therica Wilson Read (Sabrina). That would be Kristofer Hivju, the redheaded Norwegian famous for his portrayal of Tormund Giantsbane.

Lastly, it seems the rumors were correct, because Kristofer Hivju is also joining as Nivellen. "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 Witcher showrunner and Executive Producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said.


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