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The Witcher Season 2 Adds Game Of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju To The Cast

The Witcher Season 2 is going to feature some pretty big names in the cast and one of those names is Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju.

He played Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO show and honestly, I think he’s perfect for The Witcher.

I’m sure he’ll blend into The Witcher’s world perfectly!

This casting news comes courtesy of Redanian Intelligence, who reported that Hivju will play a character named Nivellen.

The character appeared in Andrzej Sapkowski’s short story called A Grain of Truth.

This casting news was leaked via a cast sheet.

It describes the character as a being a: “Charismatic, witty and funny man”.

It continues: “He’s from an aristocratic family and has been cursed for the crimes he has committed in the past. The role is described as physically demanding with a requirement for a great emotional range.”

Kristofer Hivju joins The Witcher Season 2

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher Season 1 (Credit: Netflix)

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In the short story, Nivellen is a cursed man who has beastly powers and lives in a rather remote manor.

The character might only appear at the very beginning of Season 2.

Paul Bullion will also be in The Witcher Season 2.

He’ll be playing Lambert, and another new addition to the cast is Yasen Atour who will portray Coen.

Thes new additions to The Witcher Season 2’s cast will join the likes of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri.

If you haven’t seen The Witcher Season 1 yet, here’s its synopsis:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, 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.

What do you think of this casting news? Who do you think Kristofer Hivju will play in The Witcher Season 2?

Let us know in the comments below.

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