Netflix has announced several additions to the cast of its live action The Witcher series for season two.
Kristofer Hivju, who portrayed Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, will star as Nivellen, while Peaky Blinders actor Paul Bullion will play Lambert.
Also joining the cast are Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia and Mecia Simson as Francesca.
Key players from season one will return for season two, which enters production in the UK this month ahead of its planned release in 2021. They include monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Cholatra), princess Ciri (Freya Allan) and Jaskier (Joey Batey).
Netflix said in January that The Witcher was on target to become its biggest debut season for a TV show to date.
The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has said she’s mapped out stories for seven seasons that will take the franchise in a different direction to CD Projekt’s game series, which has helped popularise The Witcher with over 40 million sales across three titles.
Netflix is also making a Witcher anime film from the team behind the show, including Hissrich and writer Beau DeMayo.