Kristofer Hivju Joins The Witcher in New Role

When The Witcher was first announced, so many people were quick to make the comparison to Game of Thrones. Articles left and right were out claiming Netflix finally has their own Game of Thrones with The Witcher. In our opinion, the show dominated their first season separating them from anything "Game of Thrones". The Witcher season 1 stands out as a unique and powerful story dipped in the rich Polish culture it was founded on. With that kind of performance, it's safe to say you can cast anyone now and there won't be anymore "Game of Thrones" rip- off claims. Now, it seems, that is just what the show did!

Our friends over at Redanian Intelligence obtained a casting breakdown of the new season which confirms that Hivju has been cast as Nivellen. The Character is described as:

A charismatic, witty and funny man. He’s from an aristocratic family and has been cursed for the crimes he has committed in the past. The role is described as physically demanding with a requirement for a great emotional range.

Expect to see Hivju in the first episode of season 2. What are your thoughts on this casting news? Let us know in the comments below or in our forum!

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