The Witcher has no doubt been a breakout hit for Netflix. Netflix is entering uncharted territories. They were the ones who made streaming service an important object in the market. Their success has inspired other networks to go on the same trajectory and put more content on the web. Their initial popularity propelled because they bought the luxury to the fans of watching shows at their own leisure. But as more and more networks are creating their own services they are pulling their shows from Netflix to garner their own profits. At this point more than ever it is necessary for Netflix to create original content that resonated with people.
At this point in the market nothing works more than franchise. So for Netflix to score a hit on such a fertile series like The Witcher is a huge deal. And seems like their trajectory that they planned for Witcher is well set as the show proved to be a huge hit, giving them their biggest numbers for a series to date. It also removed Mandalorian as the most in demand series. People are still discovering it and falling more in love with it which in turn is increasing the sales of the original series of books by the same name.
Netflix has continued its trust on the series by giving it a second season renewal as well as an anime. The series has already gone on floors in UK. Long-time fans of the series are aware of the insane amount of stories that could be covered in this world. Hence speculations are on about the plot points of the sophomore season as well as the actors who could play it well we have a certain clarity on that as the cast for the upcoming season was announced recently.
Kristofer HivjuAs rumoured will be playing the character of Nivellen, one of the more popular characters of The Witcher books. Hivju will be joined by fellow newcomers Yasen Atour (Young Wallender) as Coen, Agnes Bjourn as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast & Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Febienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, and Mecia Simson as Francesca.
They will join Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Freya Allan as Ciri, and Joey Batey as the beloved bard Jaskier.