The Witcher Netflix Season Two cast confirmed, but not Vesemir

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 21 February 2020 15:42 GMT

The cast for The Witcher Netflix Season Two has been announced.

The Witcher Netflix series has new characters coming with Season Two and the company announced the cast today.

Yasen Atour (Ben-Hur) will play the Witcher Coen who trained Ciri in sword combat; Agnes Bjorn as Vereena a powerful bruxa; Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) will portray Lambert, a younger Witcher from Kaer Morhen; as previously reported, the cursed Nivellen will be played by Kristofer Hivju; Danish actor Thue Ersted Rasmussen has been cast as Eskel, another Witcher; Lydia the sorceress will be played by Aisha Fabienne Ross (Alleycats); and Mecia Simson (Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model) will lend her talents to the elf Francesca.

So, who’s missing from the cast? Vesemir. Mark Hamill has reportedly been offered the role, but it’s not confirmed of course. But we hope it’s true and that Hamill accepts an offer.

Season 2’s directors include Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed), Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom, Dortcor Who), Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy), and Geeta Patel (Meet The Patels).

“The reaction to Season 1 of The Witcher set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season,” showrunner 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.”

Returning with Season Two are Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Anna Shaffer, Joey Batey and others from Season One.

A date for Season Two has not been provided, but it’s expected to air sometime in 2021.

 

 

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