Netflix Confirms Expanded Cast of 'The Witcher' for Season 2

Netflix Confirms Expanded Cast of 'The Witcher' for Season 2
After a massively successful first season, The Witcher is gearing up for its Season 2 follow-up, to be released on Netflix sometime in 2021.

Today, the streaming platform has shed a little light on its updated cast, including some big names from other fantasy series — namely, from the oft-compared Game of Thrones, burly Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju.

Among the returning cast members from Season 1, the next instalment will see appearances from Hivju (who previously played Tormund Giantsbane on GoT) as Nivellen, Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca.

Henry Cavill will, of course, return as Geralt of Rivia, alongside Anya Chalotra reprising her role as Yennefer, Freya Allan returning as Ciri and Joey Batey as Jaskier the Bard, among others.

"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 of the new cast in a statement. "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."

So far, no mention of Mark Hamill's rumoured involvement has been confirmed. Previously, the Star Wars hero had been hinting online that the role of Vesemir "could/should be played" by him. While this cast update doesn't feature Hamill yet, it doesn't list anyone in his rumoured role either. 

The Witcher Season 2 is set to hit Netflix sometime next year. Before that, though, we'll be getting an animated film called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.