Though we’ll have to wait just over a year to see how it unfolds, Geralt of Rivia will be back in action on Netflix soon enough. It was announced recently that The Witcher season 2 has begun production. Henry Cavill will return as the gray-haired hero, while Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan as back as Yennefer and Ciri, respectively. But of course, a new season means new characters.
Who’s joining The Witcher?
Several new faces will join the cast as well, including a veteran from the Game of Thrones series. That’s Kristofer Hivji and his beautiful red beard. All the new actors and characters are listed below, from NXOnNetflix’s tweet earlier today.
- 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
Surprisingly enough, Vesemir has yet to be cast. There’s a desire among fans to see Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill take the role and even a rumor that Netflix actually wants this. At this time, however, nothing is final. It would be nice if the producers gave him some kind of consideration though.
The first season of The Witcher became a huge hit with fans. It managed to get 76 million views over the first month alone, though Netflix didn’t indicate how much of that was binge watching. (Probably a lot, though. Who can deny Henry Cavill?!)
It also drummed up sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Steam, helping to earn it a total $50 million. Season 2 is likely to continue helping the game’s sales in at least a small way.
You can catch up with the first season on Netflix now. Don’t expect the second one for a while (2021), but at least it’s on the way, right?
Now then, about Hamill as Vesemir… I mean, come on, guys.