Netflix's The Witcher announced some major second-season casting news on Monday, with Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Silent Witness), Cassie Clare (Brave New World, The Bisexual), Liz Carr (Silent Witness, Devs), Simon Callow (A Room with A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Graham McTavish (Outlander, Preacher), Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey, Happy Valley), and Chris Fulton (Bridgerton, Outlaw King). While character descriptions were not released, here's a look at who's playing who and the role they've played in books or video games (with a big assist from THR).
Andoh's Nenneke is a priestess of Melitele, and the head of the Temple of Melitele, while Clare's Phillippa Eilhartis an advisor to Redania's King Vizimir II and leader of the Lodge of Sorceresses. Carr's Fenn is a partner in a law firm and detective agency in Dorian, while Callow's Codringher is Fenn's partner.McTavish's Dijkstra is a master spy and head of special forces for the kingdom of Redania, while Fulton's Rience is a mage instructed to find Ciri after she disappeared during the slaughter of Cintra- with Doyle's Ba'lian apparently a new character. Here's a look back at the first page of script action for the second season- one that includes an ominous-sounding voiceover from Geralt (Henry Cavill) while the horrific monster action wastes no time getting underway:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
Convinced Yennefer's life was lost at the Battle of Sodden, Geralt of Rivia brings Princess Cirilla to the safest place he knows, his childhood home of Kaer Morhen. While the Continent's kings, elves, humans and demons strive for supremacy outside its walls, he must protect the girl from something far more dangerous: the mysterious power she possesses inside.
Netflix's The Witcher season 2 welcomes Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, Kim Bodnia (Killing Eve) as Vesemir, Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, and newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca. Stephen Surjik (Netflix's The Umbrella Academy) has been tapped to direct the season's first two episodes, with Sarah O'Gorman (Cursed) directing the third and fourth episodes, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) directing the 5th and 8th episodes, and Geeta Patel (Meet the Patels) will direct the 6th and 7th episodes.
Netflix's The Witcher stars Henry Cavill (Justice League), Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer, Freya Allan (The Third Day) as Ciri, Joey Batey (The War of the Worlds) as Jaskier, MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital) as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper (Peterloo) as Murta, Basil Eidenbenz (Victoria) as Eskel, Jeremy Crawford (Titans) as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu (Marco Polo) as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard (Cursed) as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson (Judy) as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Hunter Street) as Dara, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold, and Therica Wilson Read (Young Wallender) as Sabrina.