Production is now underway on Netflix’s second season for The Witcher, and though its had a shaky start thanks to the pandemic, we’ve had a few bits of news.
Kim Bodnia was cast as Vesemir last February, Henry Cavill reportedly injured himself on-set, and Netflix has just revealed seven further cast members arriving in season two.
That includes several prominent characters, and Graham McTavish (previously the voice of Dracula in Netlifx’s Castlevania animated series) has signed on as Dijkstra, head of the Redanian Intelligence. Cassie Clare will take the role of Phillippa Eilhart, sorceress and advisor to King Vizimir, whilst Adjoa Andoh (Netflix’s Bridgerton) is Priestess Nenneke, head of the Temple of Melitele.
Joining them are Simon Callow (he of Four Weddings And A Funeral fame) and actress, comedian, broadcaster and international disability rights activist Liz Carr (Silent Witness), who’ll be playing detective agency partners Codringher and Fenn, respectively. Chris Fulton is playing the mage Rience, and Kevin Doyle (who was excellent in Happy Valley series 2) is portraying an original character, Ba’lian.
After a successful season one, Netflix has big plans ahead for The Witcher. We still don’t have a release date for season two, but between this, a prequel series, and the upcoming anime film about Vesemir – The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf – fans have got plenty to look forward to.
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