The Witcher Season 2 has added Dolittle actress Carmel Laniado to the cast in a supporting role.
Deadline reports that Laniado, who recently starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Dolittle reboot, has joined the hit Netflix show as Violet, “a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.”
Violet appears to be an all-new character who doesn’t feature in Andrzej Sapkowski’s original novels, though she is expected to play a supporting part in the second season’s subplot, as it is said she will feature in a “minimum of three episodes.”
Series showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich previously indicated that Season 2 would be “much more linear, now that the three characters’ stories have started to intersect.”
Since Season 1 ended with Geralt and Ciri meeting, there is a possibility that Laniado’s character could be woven into Ciri’s story arc, especially if she ends up visiting the Temple School in Ellander, as Violet appears to be of a similar age to her character.
According to the report, filming for The Witcher Season 2 is expected to start this February in the UK, with cameras shooting in Scotland and parts of Eastern Europe after that.
For more on Season 2, read about the big “mistake” that will be rectified in the upcoming episodes, check out what Hissrich had to say about the fantasy elements next season, and find out why Netflix decided to adapt the books and not the games.
The Witcher’s second season is set to premiere in 2021.