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It was that long ago when Henry Cavill took to Instagram to reveal that production on The Witcher Season 2 would start soon. Today Netflix has revealed that production on The Witcher Season 2 has officially begun in the U.K. and has added seven new cast members to its roster, including two former Game of Thrones actors.
Months before its official launch, The Witcher was greenlit for a second season. While the announcement seemed preemptive at the time, the series turned out to be a massive hit. The Witcher ended up becoming one of Netflix’s biggest series debut to date on the streaming service. Garnering praise from both fans and critics alike. Along with today’s announcement, Netflix has revealed that the second of The Witcher will air in 2021 and will consist of 8 episodes.
The new cast additions for The Witcher Season 2 include Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and newcomer Mecia Simson as Francesca. The Witcher stars Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra and Joey Batey are all set to reprise their respective roles.
“The reaction to season one of ‘The Witcher’ set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season,” showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said 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.”The Witcher Season 2 production starts in U.K. (Variety.com)
Despite being teased via namedrop towards the end of the first season, Netflix has not revealed the casting for Vesemir.
The Witcher is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Witcher Season 2 will release in 2021.