A video of The Witcher season 2 auditions recently surfaced online, showing a mysterious killer who will likely wreak havoc in the Continent. Auditions resumed this July following months of lockdown due to the pandemic.
According to Redanian Intelligence, the leaked video features actor Edward Rowe. He auditioned for the role of “D” in The Witcher season 2. The character is described as a hardened killer.
The transcript of Rowe’s audition clip does not reveal much, but it gives insight to his character. D tells another man that his job is just like any other job, but the trick to killing is to accept that the “difficulty never goes away.”
أخبار 🎞| مقطع للممثل "Edward Rowe" يخضع لتجربة أداء شخصية غير معروفة من الموسم الثاني باسم مستعار "D"، رُبما قد يكون شخصية Rience من الكتب فهو يطابق العمر والطباع.
— Witcher AR (@TheWitcherAR) July 30, 2020
Who could this mysterious killer be?
Fans speculate that D could be a codename for Reince, a nemesis of Geralt (Henry Cavill) in the source material. Reince and Geralt often butted heads in the books because the latter needs to protect his new ward, Ciri (Freya Allan), and Reince is a threat to her safety.
D could also be the spymaster Dijkstr of Redanian origin. Rowe’s profile fits the physical description of the character — balding and with a bulging stomach. But the mysterious killer could also be an entirely new character that might not be even in The Witcher books.
A ‘big action sequence’ teased
Meanwhile, showrunner and executive producer Lauren S. Hissrich recently tweeted that she’s scouting for a “big action sequence” in The Witcher season 2. She also said that she is re-reading the second season finale before the resumption of filming.
Fans think that Hissrich is planning an explosive finale for the second season based on these social media statements. The only question now is when the cast and crew can return to the set and restart the work they did in February?
The Witcher season 2 closed production in late March because of the pandemic, especially after one of the cast members contracted the virus. In June, Netflix announced that filming would restart by Aug. 17 in the U.K. and end by Feb. 2021.
During the shutdown, Hissrich said that they were able to tweak the storylines and the character arcs for The Witcher season 2. However, the showrunner won’t reveal any details except to say that significant changes were made to impact the story of the upcoming installment.
According to Production Weekly, The Witcher season 2’s working title is Mysterious Monsters, and it’s seemingly a nod to the primary purpose of Geralt of Rivia as a monster hunter. The new season will also finally tell the story of the culture of monster hunters; thus, more witchers will be introduced in the new episodes.
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