'The Witcher' Season 2: 5 things to know about Henry Cavill and other stars
The show also sees the return of Freya Allen, Anya Chalotra and MyAnna Buring in their respective roles
2019 was the year when we saw the conclusion of ‘Game of Thrones’ and since then, everyone was eager to have a series as big and as amazing as the HBO show. 2019 was also the year when Netflix decided to give viewers what they wanted and came out with a show that was pretty much similar to ‘GoT’ and had all the ingredients of becoming one of the biggest shows of this generation. Yes, we are talking about ‘The Witcher’.
Although, it couldn’t be as big as the HBO series it had its own charm. The show went on to become a huge hit on Netflix and by seeing the response, the streaming platform was encouraged to renew the show for a second season. The stakes will be higher this time around as Geralt (Henry Cavill) and Ciri (Freya Allen) have begun their journey while Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) gave it all during the war. Will Geralt be able to find Yennefer? Or Ciri is now her destiny? We’ll find out all the answers when the show arrives on Netflix.
The show also features an amazing cast that will take you on a thrilling journey and keep you hooked. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘The Witcher’ Season 2.
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
Probably, one of the most famous stars around the world, Henry Cavill has achieved a lot of recognition in a short period of time. Thanks to all the roles that he has chosen to play. The British began his acting career in 2001 with a cameo appearance in the movie ‘Laguna’ and went on to play a pivotal role in the 2002 movie ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’.
After playing a lot of supporting roles in several projects, his first major acting role came in 2011 with ‘Immortals’. However, his moment of glory came in 2013 when he was cast as Superman in Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’. The role changed his life and he was suddenly one of the hottest properties in Hollywood.
He followed the success of ‘Man of Steel’ with another hit movie titled ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’. Cavill reprised the role of Superman once again in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’. He also portrayed the villain in the sixth installment of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series titled ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’.
Freya Allen as Princess Cirille
Allen began her acting career in 2017 and joined the industry after doing a number of theatre productions during her school days. Her first three projects as an actor were short films and that’s how she captured everyone’s imagination. One of her first roles was in the 2019 BBC drama ‘The War of the Worlds’. However, 2019 turned out to be a crucial year for Freya as she was cast Ciri on the Netflix series ‘The Witcher’. The role took her popularity to a whole new level and she is now considered to be one of the brightest talents in the industry.
Allen was recently seen in the movie ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ along with Karen Gillen, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, and Michelle Yeoh.
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer
Born on July 21, 1996, Anya took training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before making her debut on stage. Chalotra has acted in several theatre productions and made a name for herself. She made her Television debut in 2018 with the series ‘Wanderlust’. The actress was one of the main cast members on the show. Chalotra became a worldwide sensation after Netflix decided to cast her as Yennefer on ‘The Witcher’.
She will be next seen voicing one of the main characters in the animated movie ‘Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas’.
MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
The Swedish-born actress made a name for herself by acting in a wide range of projects over the years and giving several brilliant performances. Buring’s acting journey started with theatre and then she went on to act in several TV dramas such as ‘Murder Prevention’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Doctor Who’.
Since then, she has made appearances in ‘Doomsday’, ‘Midsomar Murders’, ‘The Wrong Door’, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & Part 2’, ‘Downtown Abbey’, and ‘Prey’.
Kim Bodnia as Vesemir
Born on April 12, 1965, Kim Bodnia is a Danish actor known for his roles in TV shows like ‘The Bridge’ and ‘Rosewater’. He began his acting career by doing numerous Danish projects and gained a lot of popularity. One of his first roles after graduation in 1991 was as Patrick Bateman in a stage version of ‘American Psycho’, and he was subsequently often typecast as violent, brutal characters.
He also made his way to Hollywood and acted in movies such as ‘Serena’ and ‘Rosewater’. But he garnered a lot of recognition for his role in the British series titled ‘Killing Eve’. He received a BAFTA for his role on the show at the BAFTA TV Awards.
Mimi M Khayisa as Fringilla
The British-Zimbabwean actress was destined to be an actress and achieved a lot of success in the field of acting when she was young. At age 21, Mimî M. Khayisa (then stylized as Mimi Ndiweni) won the Spotlight Prize – beating out competition from students from 20 top UK drama schools in front of industry experts - with her performance of Jenna Marbles’ ‘How to Get Guys to Leave You Alone’.
In 2015, she made her feature film debut with ‘Cinderella’ and played cameo roles in ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.
Excited about 'The Witcher'? Catch Season 2 premiering exclusively on Netflix on December 17.