The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich revealed her excitement for the additions of new Witchers in season two.
Like the majority of television shows right now, The Witcher season two has been delayed due to the shutdown of production. However, the second season of The Witcher is looking to resume production in August. In season one, Henry Cavill’s Geralt was the only Witcher we got to know in the series, but that will change in season two.
Several new cast members have been added for the second season such as Kim Bodnia, Paul Bullion, and Yasen Atour, who will be playing the Witchers Vesemir, Lambert, and Coen. In a recent interview with The Wrap, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich shared her excitement for the new Witchers in season two:
“Probably my favorite additions for Season 2 are the new Witchers. Really, in Season 1, we got to know Geralt and he’s our prime example of a witcher. And then there is one other Witcher, Remus, who we meet in Episode 103, who quickly dies (laughs). So it was, for us really, about getting Geralt back to his roots and sort of learning where he came from and what his story is and what his sense of family is. When I talk about ‘The Witcher,’ I always talk about how these three characters coming together — Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer — they come together as a family. It’s the most important part of the series for me. And when you start to imagine someone’s family, you also need to understand their family of origin. Sometimes that’s a mother and father, sometimes that’s blood relatives. For Geralt, it’s his brothers, it’s the brotherhood of the Witchers. So I’m really excited to get back in and meet Vesemir, his father figure, for the first time and all of these men that he was raised with since he was seven years old.”
Since production on season two has been put on hold, Hissrich also touched on how she has stayed connected with The Witcher cast in quarantine:
“And one of the benefits of quarantine is the public has gotten to know these actors a little bit, because they are very present on social media and we’ve been doing bakeoffs and we’ve been doing danceoffs, and I think everyone has really gotten to know these actors a little bit better, too. And it’s exciting, because I think that sort of energy will be coming into Season 2.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the first season of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
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Source: The Wrap