Fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming second season of The Witcher that is currently in its final stages of filming at Arborfield studios. There’s a lot to look forward to from new visual effects, places, and not least a veritable stream of interesting new characters. Out of all the people that Geralt (Henry Cavill), Ciri (Freya Allan) and Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) will meet in the second season, there is perhaps one character that the fandom is most anxiously waiting for and today we can finally announce the good news.
We’ve just learned that actress Cassie Clare will play the sorceress Philippa Eilhart in season two of The Witcher. Yes you heard that right. After what feels like an eternity of silence, we finally have confirmation on this iconic and very important character.
Cassie Clare started her career as a singer and dancer, joining the National Youth Theatre and starring in various Musicals. In recent years, she has begun to leave her mark in the television industry as well with appearances in shows such as The Bisexual, Ransom, and Brave New World. We’ll leave her showreel below so you can get an idea of her acting skills:
Philippa Eilhart is well known to fans of the books and the games as one of the most brilliant and powerful sorceresses on the Continent. One of the few mages to have mastered the art of polymorphy, she is able to transform into an owl at will. Despite her youthful appearance she is at least 300 years old in the books (according to Jaskier’s estimations). And last but not least, she is also beloved as an iconic LGBT character, having ‘lost her taste for men some time ago’. While we don’t know how big her role in season two will be, we cannot stress how excited we are to see her on screen later this year.
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