Natalie Dormer is rumored to join The Witcher season 2. The source of this rumor stems from the website Redanian Intelligence, which also accurately reported on the rumored casting of Dormer's fellow Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju before the news was officially confirmed. Though this is far from an official verification that Dormer will be featured in The Witcher, the outlet reveals a photograph taken near the set which might suggest the actress is involved with the show's production - or at least on location to visit with some friends.
Said to be posted by a key member of the casting department for The Witcher, an Instagram photo shows two women riding black horses near the production of the show's second season. An accompanying caption reads: "When you remember every day is basically a Saturday on The Witcher. Bring [crew member] and Natalie Dormer laughing, dancing and riding horses!" Due to the quality of the image, it's difficult to verify if one of the two women is in fact Dormer. Of course, even if it is Dormer on the Witcher set, she may have just stopped by if she was in the area to have some fun with the horses.
If Dormer has been cast in The Witcher, she wouldn't be the first Game of Thrones alum to be featured in season 2. As previously reported, Kristofer Hivju has been cast to play the role of Nivellen, a man cursed to live his days in isolation as a freakish bear-like creature. Of course, Game of Thrones fans know Hivju very well as the fan favorite character Tormund Giantsbane, who was one of the few popular characters to make it through the entire series alive. Sadly, the same cannot be said for Dormer's Margaery Tyrell. The rest of the new cast continues to take shape as well, as Kim Bodnia recently signed on to play the role of Vesemir.
The Witcher is based on the book series of the same name by author Andrzej Sapkowski. Set in a medieval world known as the Continent, the series follows Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and Freya Allen as Princess Ciri. Released on Netflix at the tail end of 2019, the series quickly became one of the most-watched television shows of the year, as the streamer would later announce that the first season of The Witcher had been viewed by over 76 million subscribers all within its first month on the service. This success guaranteed the second season that's now in the works, which is expected to arrive on Netflix sometime in 2021.
As stressed above, Dormer has not been officially announced as a part of the Netflix cast for The Witcher season 2, but the rumor is fun to think about. Watching Game of Thrones come to an end may have been bittersweet for many fans, but The Witcher will make for a great follow-up show for Hivju and possibly Dormer, if the rumors are true. For what it's worth, the potential casting has my full support. This news comes to us from Redanian Intelligence.