Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane in the Game of Thrones series, was confirmed by Netflix among the novelties that the Witcher cast will exhibit in its second season.
The Norwegian actor, director and screenwriter embody the character of Nivellen, who was a cursed man living in Redania, in the woods near Murivel, on an isolated estate.
The surrounding people called him Beast or Saurfang, and they scared the children by telling stories about their monstrous appearance, resembling the Fandom site.
The 41-year-old artist has also participated in productions such as The Fate of the Furious (Rhodes), Beck (Steinar Hovland) and Twin (Adam / Erik).
Hivju was not the only debutante in the successful realization, which is the television adaptation of the stories and novels created by the Polish Andrzej Sapkowski, which also inspired a saga of video games.
Other actors who have joined the production are Yasen Atour (Ben-Hur) and Agnes Bjorn, in the roles of Coen and Vereena, respectively.
The roles of Lambert and Eskel were handed over to Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) and Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9), while the characters of Lydia and Francesca have been entrusted to Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) and Mecia Simson.
“The reaction to the first season of The Witcher has set us a high standard to add new talent for the second. Sophie Holland and her casting team have once again found the best artists to embody these characters, (who will be) in the hands of accomplished directors, commented executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
In a statement that played media such as Entertainment Weekly, I acknowledged that we are excited to see these new stories come to life. ”
Led by Henry Cavill, the cast also includes Anya Chalotra, as the sorceress Yennefer; Freya Allan, in the role of Ciri, and Joey Batey, who embodies Jaskier.
In the second season, MyAnna Buring (Kill List) is Tissaia; Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital), Filavandrel, and Lilly Cooper (Peterloo), Murta.
Other actors confirmed by the production are Jeremy Crawford (Yarpin Zigrin), Eamon Farren (Cahir), Mahesh Jadu (Vilgefortz), Terence Maynard (Artorius) and Lars Mikkelsen (Stregobor).
Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla Vigo), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Dara), Anna Shaffer (Triss Merigold) and Therica Wilson Read (Sabrina) will complete the payroll.
The second season of The Witcher began shooting in February 2020 in the United Kingdom and its premiere is scheduled for 2021.