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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

'The Witcher' BTS, Henry's New Interview Ahead Of Season 2

No grumpy vibes from Geralt at all, in this BTS pic from the first season of The Witcher!

Director Marc Jobst shared the set photo while responding to this new post by showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich, as filming on Season 2 gets ready to go.

Jobst's caption on the BTS pic, alluded to the very rainy winter weather they had to deal with while filming in Hungary.

"This is what it was really like...all smiles but I don’t remember the rainbow!!"

Meantime, Henry has been busy preparing to become Geralt once again, as you can tell from his daily workout posts on Instagram.

It's no easy feat, as he explained to Harper's Bazaar UK:

Cavill confirms there's “a lot of gym work” in his weekly schedule. When he’s shooting a movie or series, “to make sure that I can survive it,” he trains twice a day.

“Yes, it’s definitely for aesthetic reasons,” he admits, “but it’s also for the ability to actually manage an arduous shoot for seven to eight months – or whatever it may be. Working 14-hour days does take its toll.”

You can read the rest of Henry's new interview at their site and stay tuned for the latest updates on everything The Witcher!

UPDATE (2/13): It appears The Witcher may have started filming in the UK. More details as we get them.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

New Podcast Alert: More 'No.1 Rosemary Water' Press

The interviews from Henry's participation with No.1 Rosemary Water continue to come in. You can read his chat with Balance magazine now.

The print version is out tomorrow in London.

Here is the link for the upcoming release of the podcast with Henry. UPDATE: Out now!

Catch up on the rest of his new interviews from the No.1 Rosemary Water promo in our wrap.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

'The Witcher' S2: What We Know So Far

Season 2 of The Witcher appears to be getting ready to go and we're excited to bring you the latest production updates.

Today Freya Allan shared a photo of what appears to be the sword Ciri will be using. Meantime, Lauren S. Hissrich has been busy ironing out the S2 details ahead of the start of production.

As for Geralt's look, stylist Jacqui Rathore is now getting ready to turn Henry into the monster hunter on a daily basis once again.

Also, Deadline reports that young actress Carmel Laniado has joined the cast of The Witcher, sharing a short preview of her mysterious role:

"Laniado will join for a minimum of three episodes as Violet, a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character."

According to KFTV, filming locations include London, the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Filming is reportedly set to begin this month in the UK.

UPDATE: Ciri is definitely getting ready to kick some monster butt! (Geralt btw, has also been training, training, training).

TBT: Fun Times While Making 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

"When we bumped into Henry Cavill and Guy Ritchie etc at the pub back in 2013! I remember them leaving on the roof of the defender! Classic."

Now, this is a blast from Solo's past!

Andy has shared these throwback pics from 2013, as Henry got ready to film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in England with Armie Hammer and director Guy Ritchie.

We're still hoping for a sequel! -- Thanks for the fun memories, Andy.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

New Pics: Henry Covers ELLE Men China

Henry is on the cover of the February issue of ELLE Men China and here's a first look via the magazine's official Weibo account. They've also released new pics from the shoot and a preview of his interview with them (Google translated):

Thick brown hair, wide foreheads, heavy eyebrows, sincere ice blue eyes, square and strong cheekbones, discreet lips, beautiful and attractive apple chins, and a recognized bodybuilding masculine ... Henry Cavill sometimes praised by the public for being handsome as a sculpture and sometimes lamented as a real Superman, he said, "In the temple of superheroes, Superman has always been the most well-known and respected character. I can participate in the return of Superman to the screen with honor. "

We'll have the full interview if/when we get it. UPDATE: Here is the link (You can read it with Google translate).

Thanks to babykkoi for the heads up.

Photography JUMBO TSUI @JumboTsui
Interview, writing IRIS LONGSTOCKING @IrisLongstocking
Editor ELVA ZHENG @ζœˆεŠΏεŠ›η ”η©Ά εœ†