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The Witcher season 2 starts filming, new cast and characters announced

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Tormund Giantsbane is joining The Witcher cast

Geralt walks with his horse Roach in a still from Netflix’s The Witcher Image: Netflix

Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy saga, is getting another season at the streaming service, and filming is now underway for season 2. Netflix has not announced an official release date for season 2 of The Witcher, but the show will return sometime in 2021 and run eight episodes.

Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Geralt of Rivia, as will Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as Jaskier.

New to the cast in season 2 are Yasen Atour (Ben-Hur, Young Wallander) as the witcher Coen, Agnes Bjorn as the bruxa Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders, Dracula Untold) as the witcher Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as the witcher Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones’ Tormund Giantsbane) as Nivellen, and Mecia Simson as Francesca.

Netflix has even more stories of The Witcher coming as well, as the streaming company announced that an animated movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, is in development with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and writer Beau DeMayo overseeing the spinoff. Nightmare of the Wolf does not have a release date.