The second season of Netflix’s most recent hit show The Witcher has just started production. With the new season comes more characters, and Netflix has named seven of them in this recent tweet:
The Continent just got a little bigger. Here's the new cast of #TheWitcher Season 2:
Yasen Atour as Coen
Agnes Bjorn as Vereena
Paul Bullion as Lambert
Kristofer Hivju as Nivellen
Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Eskel
Aisha Fabienne Ross as Lydia
Mecia Simson as Francesca
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) February 21, 2020
Now, who are these new characters? Coen, Lambert, and Eskel are witchers, like Geralt, and Lambert and Eskel belong to the same witcher school as Geralt, the school of the Wolf. Vereena is a bruxa, who is in love with the cursed man Nivellen, but their relationship was mostly of benefit to Vereena since she needed Nivellen in his cursed form to hunt around his property. Lydia is a sorceress as well as the assistant to Vilgefortz, so it will be safe to say that we will see more of him in season two as well. Francesca is an elvish sorceress, and the queen of Dol Blathanna. This ruling position was appointed to her by Emperor Emhyr var Emreis, so the casting of Francesca hints at an appearance of the Emperor as well.
On top of these new characters being introduced on the show, the main cast from season one will also be returning. The last episode of season one left off with Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) finally meeting his child surprise, Ciri (Freya Allan). The powerful sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) had seemingly disappeared from the battlefield she had just burned to the ground, and the bard Jaskier (Joey Batey) was off doing his own thing after leaving Geralt’s side in episode six, “Rare Species.” All of this truly sets up season two for just as much mystery and suspense as season one.
According to Deadline, directors for all eight episodes of the second season have been found as well. Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy) is directing 201 and 202, Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) episodes 203 and 204, Ed Bazalgette (Doctor Who) episodes 205 and 208, and Geeta Patel (Meet The Patels) episodes 206 and 207.
Season two of The Witcher is slated for a 2021 release, but you can stream season one on Netflix right now.