The second season of wildly successful The Witcher from Netflix will hire a bunch of new actors to portray new characters. Paul Bullion who plays the role of Alum in Peaky Blinders will appear in the next season of The Witcher as one of two other Witchers who survived the tragic past events. Geralt of Rivia will encounter them during his future adventures.
The news is quite interesting for The Witcher fans. Especially those who are familiar with the books and the video game. Lambert is one of the witchers who trained Ciri and helped Geralt in several battles. He is a prominent figure. Casting a solid actor with a good on-screen presence as well as menacing appearance is a good idea from the showrunners. Alongside Bullion, another actor to join the cast of the TV show is Yasen Atour mostly known for his work on Strike Back. He will also portray a witcher but one less known to the fans of the franchise since he only appears in books and was never shown in the video game series.
These casting choices are still not confirmed by Netflix. However, the leaks seem to be trustworthy. Among other news, Freya Allan who plays the role of Ciri hinted at some new developments in the plot and says that the future holds some brutal turns for the princess destined to be protected by The Witcher. It is quite likely that we will see some training and how she grows more familiar with her mysterious chaos powers. New witchers must play a big role in her training and future adventures.
The showrunner of the series Lauren Hissrich said that the next season will be a little bit easier to understand. She addressed some complaints from critics that the contrived plot line featuring multiple timelines simultaneously was a bit hard to follow for those who are not familiar with the general storyline told in the first season.