After finishing on an arguably series-defining high, The Witcher series from Netflix jumped right back into the swing of things and has started productions for Season 2. Starting at the end of January and filming in the UK, Season 2 of The Witcher is set for a release window of 2021.
For Witcher fans, the news just doesn’t stop, with Netflix announcing pretty much the full cast for season 2 on Twitter. With actors previously starring in Mission Impossible films and Game of Thrones, the next season is continuing to expand on its already amazing talent.
Another notable new addition to the cast is Fast and Furious 9’s Thue Ersted Rasmussen, who will be playing Geralt close ‘friend’ – if you can call him that – Eskel. Geralt and Eskel grew up side-by-side in the School of the Wolf, being joined by Lambert who also trained in the School of the Wolf. Coën from the School of the Griffon also joins the cast. Lambert being played by Paul Bullion and Yasen Atour who will portray Yosen Atour.
The full list of the newest Witcher cast to the cast are below:
- Yasen Atour as Coen
- Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
- Paul Bullion as Lambert
- Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
- Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
- Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
- Mecia Simson as Francesca
Some more new additions include Agnes Bjorn playing Vareena, who is the lover of Nivellen, now confirmed to be played by fan favourite Kristofer Hivju. You might remember Kristofer from Game of Thrones, who played Tormund. Aisha Fabienne Ross plays Lydia, Vilgefortz’ sorceress secretary. Also Mecia Simson, most notably from Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model and other TV shows, as Francesca, the queen of the elves of Dol Blathanna.
Missing from the list is Vesemir, Geralt’s wise instructor who trained up Geralt in the School of the Wolf. This either means the role hasn’t been finalized yet and still under discussion or the announcement is being held back for a Hopper-Stranger-Things-Esque reveal in a future trailer.
“The reaction to season one of The Witcher set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season,” said showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. “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.”