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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Witcher: Big Casting Announcement, Latest From Set

The Witcher Season 2 casting announcements keep coming!

Kim Bodnia has been cast as Vesemir who is a father figure to Geralt.


"As one of the survivors of the Massacre at Kaer Morhen, a haunting slaughter that nearly exterminated the Witchers, he is fiercely protective of the remaining few, who he sees as an endangered community who can find glory on “the Path” slaying monsters."

The news was greeted with excitement by the newly formed TV Witcher family...

Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich is hinting that Bodnia will be a key character in season 2, that's now filming in the UK:

 “I have admired his unique talents in shows like Killing Eve and The Bridge, and cannot wait for him to bring strength, tenacity, and warmth to the character of Vesemir, who is such an integral part of our upcoming season.”

Bodnia does bear a striking resemblance to his game counterpart and we can't wait to see Vesemir interact with Geralt and the rest of the witchers. We'll probably also learn a lot more about him in the upcoming Witcher animated series, in which Vesemir plays the central character.

In the meantime, Ciri is back at work. Freya Allan showed off her dirty nails in her latest Instagram story.

From Henry, we got this pup update and we're always happy to see Kal.

Makeup artist Jacqui Rathore also shared a new pic from the UK set of the show.

We're staying on top of everything The Witcher Season 2, so keep checking back for our latest updates!

Zack Snyder's Latest Update On His Cut Of 'Justice League'

Director Zack Snyder is always surprising fans with big reveals involving his cut of Justice League. He's been running a contest looking for the best fan art and today he announced the prize... seemingly hinting at scenes yet to be shot that possibly involve Superman (Yes, he also could have just been joking).

Many fans have been pushing for Zack's version to be released and while we can only speculate on what comes next, today's post does seem to offer some hope.

The news comes on the day the world celebrates Superman's birthday...

We're still waiting for that cape to come out of the closet!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New 'Nomis' Stills, Out In Mexican Theaters Next Month

Dark Side Distribution has released several new Nomis (Night Hunter) stills, ahead of the film's release in Mexico. The movie opens in theaters there March 20. Nomis is also available on-demand, but catch it if you can on the big screen, Mexico!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Edgar Wright, David Walliams Share Pics With Henry

How epic does that party look?

Director Edgar Wright posted this photo with Henry on his Instagram today.

It's unclear when or where it was taken but it sure looked like a fun night, with TV host David Walliams also sharing his pics from the bash.

Don't be jealous! (takes notes for next party: disco ball, chandeliers, barn).

We would love to see Henry work with Wright, whose work includes Baby Driver and Shaun of the Dead.  Fingers crossed.

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'The Witcher' Cast & Crew Share Updates, Tease Season 2

Now that filming on The Witcher has begun, new and returning cast members have been sharing their excitement on social media. As Henry trains to return to his role as Geralt, another Witcher will be joining him next season.

Paul Bullion has been sharing videos of his swordplay and he seems just as fierce as Geralt.

Tom Canton is back as Filavandrel and he's definitely ready for some payback, while other cast members are just happy to be joining the second season of the Netflix fantasy series.

As far as what you should be reading to keep up with Season 2 of The Witcher...

And this tease from one of the writers...

Keep checking back for updates, as we follow the production of The Witcher Season 2!

Friday, February 21, 2020

'The Witcher' S2 Production Underway, New Cast Announced

Today Netflix confirmed that production has begun on season 2 of The Witcher, revealing the new names that have joined the cast. We also learned what characters will be returning and who will be directing the eight episodes in season 2.

Read the full press release below and stay tuned for the latest updates!

This month, Netflix’s The Witcher began production on season 2 in the UK, for a planned launch in 2021 (date TBC) 

Returning to the cast for season two are Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible - Fallout, Man of Steel) who leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia. Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) returns as the sorceress Yennefer, Freya Allan (Third Day, Gunpowder Milkshake) as Ciri and Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as fan-favourite Jaskier.

New cast for season two include Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjorn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson, as Francesca.

The series will be directed by Stephen Surjik (Umbrella Academy) who will direct 201 and 202, Sarah O’Gorman (Cursed) for episodes 203 and 204, Ed Bazalgette (The Last Kingdom) for episodes 205 and 208, and Geeta Patel (Meet The Patels) for episodes 206 and 207.

Other returning cast include MyAnna Buring (Kill List) as Tissaia, Tom Canton (Good Karma Hospital) as Filavandrel, Lilly Cooper (Peterloo) as Murta, Jeremy Crawford (Titans) as Yarpin Zigrin, Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Mahesh Jadu (Marco Polo) as Vilgefortz, Terence Maynard (Cursed) as Artorius, Lars Mikkelson (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla Vigo, Royce Pierreson (Judy) as Istredd, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Hunter Street) as Dara, Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold, Therica Wilson Read (Young Wallender) as Sabrina.

The Witcher showrunner and Executive Producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy) commented: “The reaction to season one of The Witcher set a high bar for adding new talent for the second season. Sophie Holland and her casting team have once again found the very best people to embody these characters, and in the hands of these accomplished directors, we’re excited to see these new stories come to life.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

'The Witcher' S2: Roach Arrives In The UK, Production Details

It was only a matter of time before Geralt and Roach were reunited!

Henry's horse in The Witcher is now in England with his trainer, as the team prepares to join the Season 2 production of the series.

They arrived in London yesterday and were already at work today.

UPDATE (2/20): Henry also works with a horse named Hector and today he gave him a shoutout. 

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No word if Henry has already started filming, but the media and locals have given us a glimpse of The Witcher set in the English countryside.

Season 2 of The Witcher is not expected to arrive until sometime next year (yes, we felt that sharp pain too) with the buzz for the show still going strong!

Look for the latest production updates as they come in.