Redanian Intelligence reports that Lambert will be played by Peaky Blinders actor Paul Bullion, while Strike Back star Yasen Atour will be stepping up to portray Coën. It is expected that these two characters will join Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia for three episodes.Lambert should be a familiar name to fans of CD Projekt Red’s Witcher video game series, as he played a significant role in the main campaign of the third installment. He frequently crossed paths with Geralt of Rivia, who he seemed to hold a deep-seated resentment towards in spite of their similar talents.
Coën, on the other hand, played an important part in Blood of Elves, the novel in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher saga, as he famously helped Lambert and Geralt to train Ciri in the art of sword combat at the ruined fortress of Kaer Morhen, which possibly indicates how these characters stories will intersect in Season 2.
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These two characters join newcomer Violet, “a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character,” played by Dolittle actress Carmel Laniado.
For more on Season 2, read about the big “mistake” of The Witcher: Season 1 that will be rectified in the upcoming episodes, check out what showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich had to say about the fantasy elements in the next season, and find out why Netflix ultimately decided to adapt the books and not the games.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.