The relatively isolated Arborfield Studios has been abandoned by more than two month after showrunner Lauren Hissrich, Henry Cavill and the Witcher team filmed on site. While we don’t know what needs to be filmed, casting news was scant, other than our recent Queen Meve update. We can’t help but think that many key tasks have yet to be performed.
The web series has had a big weekly period with the announcement of seven new witcher cast members, all of whom will star alongside Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan in legendary roles including Philippa Eilhart, Sigismund Dijkstra, and Mother Nenneke. Of course, for a show as large as Netflix’s fantasy epic, there are still a number of new cast members to be revealed. So, as a follow-up to the big storey, here’s a rundown on some of The Witcher’s other second-season additions.
The new season of Witcher is in progress, and we now know when this year it will come. Unfortunately the production was stopped and started and a video newly released behind the scenes shows how weird the pandemic shoot was.
In a call to investors, Netflix announced that the new season of the Witcher will be first at the end of 2021. The reports came from the star Henry Cavill, who confirmed that the movies had wrapped themselves. Before the new season arrives, viewers will spend their time talking about spoilers, new cast theories and the Wild Hunt’s scenes.
Newly Inroduced Witcher Cast
Numerous actors have joined the show and we will split each of them down below in current unknown roles. But first, let’s go back to October 2020, when The Witcher was filming in Surrey’s Chobham Commons. We were fortunate enough to see Freya Allan’s Ciri for the first time in season two, and you can remember that she was accompanied by a host of elven-looking characters and a certain red-haired lady.
We believe we might now recognise the actress behind the enigmatic figure, though it took time and a little detective work. We are very sure we look at British actress Kara Lily Hayworth (The Huntsman and the Ice Queen) so in this contrast you should take a look and judge for yourself.
What is at the Chobham Commons scene and how it will appear in the arc of Ciri in Season 2 is still unknown. The performers were clustered in a massive split oak, as seen in the photographs, and the ferocious arrangement shows that it may be part of an artwork. Then what are the elves and the red-haired women doing (if they are actually elves)?
We have hypothesised earlier that she may be Queen Cerro of Redania, a major figure of the past, who contributed to the growth of Ciri’s lineage. This is just a guess from now on and we would love to listen to your theory.
Here are the stars, who are certainly new members of the Witcher family, and continue with this more speculative piece of news. First, we have a duo reported by their agency in the reaction to the casting storey of Netflix: the two of us have taken part in the film, Joseph Payne (The Third Day) and James Baxter (Emmerdale, Red Dwarf).
As we wait for more hints, we can tell we’ve been watching Baxter for some time, and Louise Hooper, the producer of episodes six and seven for the new year, seems to have been involved in shooting scenes.
There will be next three of our own found:
1. Daly Dermot (Emmerdale, Coronation Street)
2. Catterley Tracey (Fallen Angels)
3. Raybould Pablo (Doctors, Berlin Station).
While their positions have not yet been recognised, Daly has spoken a lot about work in the past. We might clearly see him depicting and expressing a CGI persona, but this is just one of many options. As for Chatterley and Raybould, the two were set up at Arborfield Studios about at the same time a few weeks back. Beware because this does not always mean that they swap scenes, since it is possible that the show will simultaneously shoot many sequences.
Often useful to remember, but, as with the current news, addition to witcher cast may lead to a degree of confusion as to the characters. Fortunately, we manage to solve the problem and now we know a little more about some of the latest characters in previous reports and the sections we shared.
In one of our previous casting checks, the cast of The Witcher was supported by five new actors. Since then we have heard a little more and can affirm two of our newcomers’ positions. A role credited as “Crazy Man” will be played by Richard Cunningham (His Darc Materials, Rogue One). Given their expertise, we wager on a famous elf, at the very least a speaking role. Michele Moran (Into the Badlands) will play an already unidentified elven character. In one or two episodes directed by Stephen Surjik, Cunningham and Moran both appear (Episodes 1 and 2).
We hope to refresh recent announcement soon with more witcher cast updates. Stay tuned and speculate on twitter or comments!