Toss a coin to all the new cast member of The Witcher. Been a while since I posted something about Netflix’s The Witcher. Production of the show is halted for now amidst Coronavirus outbreak, as soon as the threat of pandemic ends, the shooting will resume meeting the deadlines. Season 1 of The Witcher did good and gathered all the fans together who played the games or read the books of Witcher novel series. Until Netflix profits from the show, The Witcher will continue to stay and is rumoured to run for 7 seasons.
Knowing how famous the show has become, the new cast of the coming season will definitely include well know reputation actors and actresses. A few stars from HBO’s Game of Thrones are chosen too. Netflix is doing everything it can to build hype for The Witcher Season 2.
The following are the new cast members who will be joining season 2 of The Witcher:
Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
Bodnia is a Danish writer and director. He is an actor too. He is part of Tv shows like Killing Eve and The Bridge. Well experienced in the field of TV entertainment, Kim Bodnia will be playing the role of Vesemir. If you happen to play Witcher games or read the books, you will know who Vesemir is. He is the oldest Witcher on the continent. Vesemir was like a father to Geralt and trained him. When Kaer Morhen was assaulted, Vesemir was one of the very few survivors. There were rumours about Mark Hamill playing the role of Vesemir, even so, Bodnia scored the role.
Yasen Atour as Coen
Ciri needs a trainer who can teach her sword combats and self-defence. We know Ciri is going to go far ahead in the upcoming seasons of the show, Yasen Atour will play Coen who is a Witcher too from Poviss and upskills Ciri in sword combat. Yasen Atour acted in Ben-Hur (2016) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015).
Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
Quite hard for me to pronounce his name, Thue Ersted Rasmussen who has won Reumert Talent Prize, played a role in the television series Sunday (2019) and will be part of F9 (2021) & Grow. Eskel is another Witcher and a friend of Coen. He too was a student of Vesemir at Kaer Morhen, another trainer for Ciri.
Paul Bullion as Lambert
You have seen him in Peaky Blinders and The Bastard Executioner. Paul Bullion is also a Witcher, OMG! there are going to be a lot of Witchers in season 2 other than Geralt. Lambert will train Ciri and is rude in nature. Coen and Lambert happen to be of the same age in the books. He also is inclined towards the desires of food, Booze and Sex.
Agnes Born as Vereena
From the TV show that began in 2017, Monster, Agnes Born is a budding actress. She will play Vereena, a Bruxa, who is in love with Nivellen, a cursed man. Bruxa is a vampire race that takes on the appearance of a black-haired woman and their natural appearance is a black bat with scary fangs and claws. There’s a lot of skin to the character, Agnes Born’s great chance to hit the jackpot.
Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
Tormund Giantsbane himself from Game of Thrones will play a role in The Witcher Season 2 as Nivellen. Kristofer Hivju is a pretty good actor and I love his kind of humour on screen. Nivellen is the love interest of Vereena and as mentioned before, he is a cursed man, cursed from magic. Nivellen is also called Fanger or Degen and his stories of monstrosity are told to children in the locals to scare them. Kristofer Hivju is tested positive for Coronavirus and is in isolation. Fans are asking him to drink giant’s milk, lol.
Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia van Bredevoort
Budding actress Aisha Fabienne from The Danish Girl (2015) and Alleycats (2018), will play sorceress Lydia who was Vilgefortz’s assistant in the books, has good skills in painting and has been part of an experiment on a discovered artefact which left her with a mangled jaw and a lot of burns. The character has a dark storyline.
Mecia Simson as Francesca
After winning Britain’s Next Top Model in 2009, Mecia Simson began her modelling career. She acted in The Hunt and plays the role of Francesca in season 2, the most beautiful woman in the world, that explains why the role is given to Mecia. The character’s full name is Francesca Findabair, she is an elf and a sorceress. Once was the queen of Dol Blathanna later became a duchess.
Those were the updated cast list as on March 23, 2020. A lot of rumours are doing rounds about further cast roles, nonetheless, season 2 will feature a lot of characters from Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher novel series. Carmel Laniado who played Lady Rose in Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle is rumoured to play Violet. Natalie Dormer as well is rumoured to be a part in The Witcher season 2, though what character she might play is a question mark.
Actors from season 1 who will be returning for season 2 are almost everyone who’s characters are still alive:
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
Freya Allan as Ciri
MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina
Lilly Cooper as Murta
Jeremy Crawford as Yarpin Zigrin
Royce Pierreson as Istredd
Wilson Radjou as Pujalte – Dara
Terence Maynard as Artorius
Eamon Farren as Cahir
Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz
Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo
Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor
Tom Canton as Filavandrel
Most of the TV show and movie productions haven be delayed due to Coronavirus outbreak and The Witcher too is in the list. Season 2 is dated to release in 2021, however, the Coronavirus delay can impact its release date. In fact, one of the actors is infected with the virus, there won’t be recasting if Kristofer is cured and ready to act.