Netflix has announced seven new cast members such as The Witcher season 2, as well as the characters they will be playing. The dream shows – an adaptation of these books of Andrzej Sapkowski and mostly motivated by the video games out of CD Projekt Red – became a massive hit for Netflix when season 1 debuted on the streamer in 2020. The Witcher season 2 is presently on the way, along with several spinoff projects.
The Witcher season 1 starred Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, and Freya Allen as Princess Ciri of Cintra. The series also featured a large supporting cast, including Joey Batey, Anna Shaffer, Royce Pierreson, and Eamon Farren. With new experiences, monsters, and other dangers lurking in season 2, that outfit was certain to expand. After a very long wait, enthusiasts are finally getting a glimpse of their newcomers for The Witcher season 2.
The official Netflix Twitter account has shown seven new cast members are linking The Witcher for season 2. The listing includes Adjoa Andoh as Nenneke, Cassie Clare as Phillippa Eilhart, Liz Carr as Fenn, Graham McTavish as Dijkstra, Kevin Doyle as Ba’lian, Simon Callow as Codringher, and Chris Fulton as Rience. Almost all of those characters will be familiar to longtime fans of the franchise, with the noted exception of Ba’lian. From the looks of it, season 2 may be sending a fantastic deal of time in the territory of Redania.
The Witcher Season 2 — meet the latest cast additions:
Adjoa Andoh as Nenneke
Cassie Clare as Phillippa Eilhart
Liz Carr as Fenn
Graham McTavish as Dijkstra
Kevin Doyle as Ba’lian
Simon Callow as Codringher
Chris Fulton as Rience pic.twitter.com/jkvgTYMfVv
— Netflix (@netflix) March 22, 2021
With many Witcher spinoff projects in development at Netflix in addition to the main series’s second season, the franchise has the potential to expand its fan base even further shortly. Netflix has set a lot of resources recently into creating original branded content to compete with all the significant franchises possessed by streaming competitors like Warner Bros. (DC, Harry Potter), Disney (Star Wars, Marvel), and ViacomCBS (Star Trek, Avatar: The Last Airbender). With plenty of books to accommodate and an entire fantasy world to research, The Witcher has rapidly turned into one of Netflix’s main focuses in that assignment.
As several talented new stars unite The Witcher season 2, the series’ future looks powerful. Of particular note, Andoh and McTavish have made names for themselves in the Netflix Originals space – Andoh as Lady Danbury at Bridgerton, and McTavish since the voice of Dracula at Castlevania – plus they’re perfectly cast as Nenneke and Dijkstra. Without a released date announced for The Witcher season 2 as of yet, the casting information will help tide fans over in the meantime.