The Man of Steel is back in costume and ready to go into battle for Season 2
Despite boasting a cumbersome habit of timeline jumping, the debut season of Netflix’s The Witcher was a runaway hit. With Henry Cavill suiting up as Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster for hire – the series resonated with the fans and set up a far more elaborate and intricate storyline for season 2.
Fast forward to 2020, and fans have been waiting patiently for their first look at season 2 – which after a series of delays finally resumed filming in August. With the ongoing pandemic all but decimating the 2020 release calendar, any good news is welcome news, and today we are delighted to bring you the first look at Henry Cavill back in costume and ready to resume battle. Check it out:
If that isn’t enough to have you sharpening your swords and polishing up on your elven linguistics – the full cast list for Season 2 has officially been confirmed and it reveals a few changes.
Joining Henry Cavill‘s Geralt will be Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan) all return, as does the incomparable Jaskier (Joey Batey). Also back are MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Tom Canton as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper as Murta, Jeremy Crawford as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte as Dara, Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, and Therica Wilson Read as Sabrina.
But the new additions to the cast appear to be the most important. The most notable is the casting of Kristofer Hivju, known for his role as Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones. The actor has been cast as man-turned-monster, Nivellen. Other new additions are Yasen Atour as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion as Lambert, Basil Eidenbenz as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia, Mecia Simson as Francesca, and Kim Bodnia as Vesemir.
As for the plot of Season 2 and the producers are keeping their cards pretty close to their chest, however, it’s safe to assume that the long-rumored pilgrimage of Geralt and Ciri to the mystical Kaer Morhen, the ancestral home of the witchers will play an intricate part in the events of season 2. And somewhere along the perilous journey, the duo will eventually cross paths with Nivellen. Either way, the events of the first season have set up a tantalizing prospect for season 2 and we cannot wait to get our first look!
Exciting times for Witcher fans. What are you hoping to see in Season 2? Drop us a line and share your thoughts.
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