Among the novelties are the performers of Philippa Eilhart and Dijkstra!
On its Twitter account, Netflix today announced the addition of seven new actors who will join the cast of The Witcher in the second season of the series. Among them, the performers of some highly anticipated characters by the public, such as Sigismund Dijkstra, Nenneke and the witch Philippa Eilhart, have been unveiled.
Fans of books and fans of games will surely recognize the name of Philippa, who is one of the most powerful witches in the series. Last week, rumors emerged that actress Cassie Clare had been cast for the role, but official confirmation only came today, with the streaming company’s announcement. Clare had small roles in Mamma Mia! We go back! and Aladdin, and more prominence in The Bisexual, Brave New World and Delicious series.
Another highly anticipated character was Sigismund Dijkstra, who has also been confirmed. Actor Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Aquaman) will take on the role. A man with enormous influence in Redania, Dijkstra led the council that ruled the country after the assassination of King Vizimir, making him a figure of great importance in The Witcher’s political plot.
Among the names familiar to readers, Nenneke and Rience stand out. This premiere is a priestess of Melitele who has a somewhat maternal relationship with Geralt, and will be played by actress Adjoa Andoh. Many may know her from playing Lady Dunbury in Bridgerton, but she also starred in Doctor Who and Law & Order: UK. Rience, an apprentice of Vilgefortz who plays the role of antagonist in the books, will be played by actor Chris Fulton (Bridgerton, Legitimate King).
Other characters mentioned by Netflix include Codringher, Fenn, and Ba’lian. In the series, Simon Callow (Outlander, Doctor Who) and Liz Carr (The OA) will take on the roles of Codringher and Fenn respectively. A duo of renowned lawyers, both have a reputation for doing any job, at the right price. Finally, Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey) will play Ba’lian, the original character of the series.
As of this writing, the release date for the second season of The Witcher has not been released.
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