Save up your coins because the season 2 of The Witcher will have (at least) two more Witchers to toss them to. Actors Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) and Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) have joined the cast of the Witcher for season 2.
Bullion will play the character of Lambert, another Witcher from the School of the Wolf. Atour will play a Witcher from the region of Poviss, named Coën. Both of these characters feature in a highly anticipated storyline from the Sapowski’s novels. This confirms that we will see Geralt taking Ciri to the Witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen for training in season 2 of The Witcher.
Who Are The New Witchers Cast In Season 2?
Lambert appears in all three Witcher video games as well as the books by Andrzej Sapowski. He is a young, headstrong Witcher who hates the job. Lambert is often adversarial with Geralt, jealous of the titular Witcher’s fame and reputation. He does often work with Geralt however, both in training Ciri and battling monsters.
Paul Bullion | Photo by Matt Nalton via IMDB
Coën is a more minor character from the books and does not appear in any of the video games. His role here will draw from the source material of Sapowski’s books. In the novels, Coën helps train Ciri in swordplay and combat while she is at Kaer Morhen.
The Witcher fansite Redanian Intelligence reported the news with claims the two actors have been cast to appear in three episodes of season 2. Since Kaer Morhen is the home of many Witchers, it is likely that there will be more casting news coming. There are at least two other major Witchers who should appear next season. One is Vesemir, the gruff old Witcher who raised Geralt and trained him in the School of the Wolf. Geralt references Vesemir several times throughout the first season. Another Witcher that is prominent at Kaer Morhen is the character of Eskel, a friend of Geralt’s who trained with him as a youth.
Yasen Atour | Image via IMDB
Will Mark Hamill Play A Witcher?
Allegedly, the part of Vesemir was recently offered to Mark Hamill according to Redanian Intelligence. However there is no news confirming whether or not Hamil has signed onto the show. Actors Michael Keaton and Mads Mikkelson have already passed on the role of the older Witcher. Hamill himself seems open to the possibility of joining the Netflix series as per his twitter (despite not knowing anything about it). I think that Hamill would be an excellent Vesemir, so you know we will be keeping an eye out for more news regarding his potential role in Witcher.
I have no idea what this is or what it's about but agree it could/should be played by me. 👍
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 6, 2018
A Game of Thrones Alum Also Joins The Cast
Alongside the new Witchers is some other notable casting choices. Actor Kristofer Hivju who played Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones will also appear in season 2 of The Witcher. It has been confirmed that he will play a character named Nivellan. This character appears in the short story A Grain of Truth from the Sapowski novel The Last Wish. This story is a take on the Beauty & the Beast fairy tale in another unexpected monster contract that Geralt finds himself taking on. Since this is a standalone story, it is unlikely that Hivju will appear in more than one episode. Still, it is nice to see this veteran genre actor appearing in the hit Netflix fantasy show.
Image via HBO
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