The Witcher announces new cast for Season 3, including Milva, Mistle and Radovid


Season 3 of The Witcher entered production two weeks ago and it’s been a recent Netflix PR strategy/tradition to announce new cast of any new season of a returning series around the time cameras start rolling. Thus, here are four new faces that will be joining Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan.

Meng’er Zhang as Milva

We’ve already revealed some time ago that Milva would appear in The Witcher Season 3 and Netflix just confirmed it. Here’s her official description:

“A human adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest, Milva is a fierce and talented huntress. Exact archery skills coupled with a stone-cold aptitude for survival make her a formidable adversary in the unforgiving Continent – those that cross her, do so at their peril.

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Meng’er Zhang‘s most recent big credit it Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings, where she plays Xu Xialing, Shang-Chi’s sister.

Christelle Elwin as Mistle

Mistle is a tad unexpected casting for Season 3 as she appears in the books a little later, but Netflix seems to have brought her introduction forward. Here’s the Netflix description:

Mistle is a member of The Rats, a gang of misfit teenagers who steal from the rich and give to themselves – and sometimes the poor. She is street hard, suspicious of everyone and out for revenge, until a chance meeting that will change everything.

Christelle Elwin‘s credits include Netflix’s Half Bad and Bloods.

Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid

Yes, this is Radovid himself, but no, in the Netflix version he’s not Vizimir’s son, but rather his younger brother. We already figured Vizimir might have a younger brother in the first uncovered Season 3 audition tape, but didn’t imagine he could be Radovid. In the tape, the prince seemed to have been flirting with Jaskier.

READ MORE: The Witcher Season 3 audition tape suggests more political intrigue involving Jaskier

Netflix described Radovid as following:

Royal playboy and younger brother to King Vizimir, Radovid finds himself suddenly a man on the inside of the Redanian Intelligence. With his good looks and drunken charm, Radovid amazes with how incisive he can be in political affairs, but it’s all games until someone gets hurt.

Hugh Skinner‘s credits include Poldark, Fleabag, The Windsors and more.

Robbie Amell as Gallatin

Gallatin is the new, original character out of the four announced, but maybe he’s not entirely new as his description and position feels very familiar to Isengrim. Perhaps he’s an amalgamation of Isengrim and someone else, but perhaps there’s still a chance to see Isengrim in the latter seasons.

A born fighter, Gallatin leads an army of guerrilla Scoia’tael fighting on behalf of Nilfgaard. Unafraid to speak his truth, Gallatin’s loyalty to his people ultimately leads him on a collision course with Francesca over power.”

Robbie Amell recently played Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil live-action reboot attempt titled Welcome to Raccoon City.

Other cast members for The Witcher Season 3 that Netflix didn’t announce today include Safiyya Ingar, Jim Sturgeon and Sean Cernow. Follow Redanian Intelligence for more news!

17 comments on “The Witcher announces new cast for Season 3, including Milva, Mistle and Radovid”

  1. Not Robbie Amell and not any other original characters ffs. I loved the other castings! Although I think is too early for mistle. I wouldn’t want to see her past before meeting Ciri. We don’t need that for every character. Stick to the books!!!

    1. Doesn’t Ciri Meet Mistle in Time of Contempt though? She might not have a big role this season, just an intro.

  2. I don’t know about these news. I love milva but I don’t want her back story to take time from 5he main family like we had Francesca last year. And I believe it’s too soon for the rats. They need to focus this season on 5he main three and fox their dynamics and the coup. If Lauren had done her job properly in the previous seasons instead of cutting time from the main three and their relationship them these would be good news but now I’m scared for more fanfiction. And I don’t need any more elven drama. Why can’t she follow the books?

  3. Nah, more fanfiction from Lauren and her team. No thanks. We were promised this is the season of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri becoming a true family and again they invent new stories. Milva and Mistle are book characters and I can’t wait to see them but I’d hate to give them back stories (especially bc the writing team is awful at writing original material) and take screen time from what the fans have been waiting for 2 seasons. Milva is a brilliant character and she will shine in later seasons (if they follow her story from the books). In this season they should focus on the main three. All the critisism was for nothing.

  4. Apparently Lauren is allergic to the books! Give us the main family you cowards and keep the recurring characters for when they appear to the books and leave the original characters for any of the spin off – fanfiction show.

  5. Good, more elves drama and more backstories for side characters and once again little screen time for the actual protagonists. Thanks Lauren. I’m done.

  6. Except from the first couple of days of filming, every news that comes out since then are awful. More new characters and less screen time for the main characters, no book accurate story at all etc. Fire Lauren now. She kills the Witcher. And casting cw actorsniw? meh. Please it deserved better. It’s over for me.

  7. I hate every original character they announce. The books are great and full of brilliant and complicated characters. The writers have no business to add original characters nor to expand on the exciting characters’ story. Especially when it is proven time and time again that they can’t write an original material to save their lives.

  8. More Geralt and more Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri. Their relationship is the most important and should be the focus of the season. Milva is my absolute favorite along with the main three and Regis but her season should be the next one. Too many b stories is what ruined s2. S3 should be more focus on the family.

  9. Lauren ‘Blood of elves was too boring and character driven so I added the brilliant Voleth Meir but Time of Contempt is my favorite and full of action and I won’t change a thing’ strikes again.
    I love the casting for Milva but it’s too early for her. And I’d prefer to keep the rats for the next season. I feel s3 will again be very rushed and not character focused as it should

  10. Has the writing for s3 been improved? Does Henry Cavill has a more prominent rore in the overall story? Will they’ll give us the real family and the Geralt and Yennefer love story they cut? If not idc.

  11. I don’t like the casting of Robbie Amell in The Witcher but we’ll see. The castings for mistle and Milva are nice but I’m afraid the season will be another disappointment like s2. Too many characters, so many b-plots, too little time for the actual plot and the family. 😞

  12. I predict another travesty like s2. Too many storylines and the plot will be all over the place again. S1, with all its flaws – cutting brokilon forest, changing the wish etc – was still focused on the three protagonists. S2 was a poor imitation of GOT. I know that the books change after the short stories but they never loose focus on what the story is about. We see the politics through the eyes of the three main characters and to the degree that they affect them. Plus all the recurring characters we are introduced later in the saga is through the interactions with the main characters and their backstories are told when it is necessary for the plot. Cahir is a shadow figure until he joins the Hansa and he tells his motives to Geralt, in the show they made him a psychopath and a cultist. Milva’s backstory is told when she says it to Geralt, same with Regis and every other character. By showing us their backstories earlier in the show it takes from the mystery of the characters (and in the case of Cahir it turned him into a different character) but also it takes from their relationships with the main characters. Plus Francesca’s backstory was against the canon and really irrelevant with the overall story – at least as we know it from the books – same with Tissaias’s romance and motives in the show and pretty much everyone else. I wish the writers had the capacity to realize that the changes only weaken the story and they create problems later on. For example how the hell Yen will return to Aretuza after her arc in s2? Only if all are forgiven, but why? And won’t that make her plot is s2 even more stupid? (I really hope Tissaia set her a trap and lead her to Aretuza. That will be the only logical step with how the story went in s2, but still it changes Tissaias’s character further and makes her a pure villain, but at this point any other reason for Yen to lead Geralt and Ciri to Aretuza it would be bad writing). Same with pretty much every storyline from s2 that wasn’t in the books. A story to be meaningful it needs to have long consequences and to affect the characters. I feel that most stories in s2 was there to fill the time bc Lauren thought BOE was boring for the general audience and wanted some action but she didn’t think through her original stories and how they’ll affect the show in the long run and I’m worried s3 will be one of the same. I really hope I’m wrong.

  13. Seems like they’re diverging from the books a little, which is good because the books are so badly written. Hope Lauren and her time have the confidence to throw out more stuff and bring in better original writing.

    1. That’s not diverging, that’s already off the rail. And who the hell thinking the book is badly written anyway?

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