Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh and Simon Callow lead the stars set to join The Witcher’s second season
Adjoa Andoh and Simon Callow are set to join The Witcher’s second season, Netflix revealed on Monday.
The streaming service confirmed that the Bridgerton star, 58, and actor, 71, would also be joined by Cassie Clare, Liz Carr, Graham McTavish, Kevin Doyle and Chris Fulton amongst the new arrivals.
It was announced Adjoa would take on the role of Nenneke, a priestess of Melitele who knew Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) as a child, while Simon will portray Codringher who is one half of the Dorian detective agency with Fenn – played by Liz.
Exciting: Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh (pictured) and Simon Callow lead the stars set to join The Witcher’s second season, Netflix announced on Monday
Cassie, meanwhile, will play the sorceress Phillippa Eilhart, and Outlander’s Graham will take on the role of Dijkstra, the head of the Redanian Secret Service.
Downton Abbey actor Kevin is set to portray new character Ba’lian, and Chris – who appeared briefly in Bridgerton as Sir Phillip Crane, was revealed to be the mage Rience, whose mission is to find and kill Ciri (Freya Allan).
Netflix also revealed The Witcher’s second season will see Geralt take Ciri to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen, which is the safest place he can take her after the Battle of Sodden at the end of season one.
From his past: It was announced that Adjoa would take on the role of Nenneke who is a priestess of Melitele who knew Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, pictured) as a child
Intriguing: Simon will portray Codringher who is one half of the Dorian detective agency with Fenn – played by newcomer Liz Carr
Believing Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) to be dead after the battle, Geralt tries to protect Ciri as war rages between the Continent’s kings, elves, humans, and demons.
But, the Cintra princess and Witcher also has to come to terms with something more dangerous – the power that resides inside her.
The Witcher follows the journey of its eponymous character, a mutated monster hunter who travels across The Continent on his quest to slay monstrous beasts.
Joining in: Liz, Cassie Clare, Graham McTavish, Kevin Doyle and Chris Fulton were also revealed to be amongst the new arrivals
At the end of season one Geralt finally united with Ciri, he became her warden by the Law Of Surprise after saving her father’s life before she was born.
In August, fans were left delighted after The Witcher resumed production for its second series.
Filming on the Netflix fantasy drama had to be put on hold earlier in the year due to the global pandemic.
But Stephen Surjik, who directed two episodes in its first season, told fans the show was up and running again.
Sharing a snap on Instagram from set, he said: ‘It’s T minus 3 min to ignition and lift off for our second run at Witcher S2. Everyone is being cautious but spirits are high.’
He said the cast and crew are having to maintain social distance on set amid the new restrictions.
The release date for the highly-anticipated second series is not yet known, but Netflix have revealed that a limited six-part spin off series called Blood Origin was also in the works.
Monster hunter: Netflix also revealed that The Witcher’s second season will see Geralt take Ciri to his childhood home of Kaer Morhen