Kristofer Hivju, the actor who played Tormund Giantsbane in the Game of Thrones saga, is supposed to join The Witcher cast.
Rumors are spreading on the internet that the Game of Thrones actor has been considered for a role in the second season of the epic fantasy The Witcher.
There is little information about Season 2 except for its 2021 release and the official cast to be announced soon. Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju is reportedly to have a spot in the list.
Hivju appeared in a number of shows such as 2014’s Force Majeure and 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. His most notable role is Tormund Giantsbane, the red-head temperamental warrior of the Free Folk in the smash-hit HBO series Game of Thrones.
The rumor started when director Stephen Surjik posted a photo on Instagram with the hashtag “#kristoferhivju” in the caption where he also tagged Henry Cavill and Anya Chalotra in the post.
The image was posted while Surjik was scouting locations in Scotland for the upcoming season but the photo was deleted soon after.
Hivju follows three The Witcher social media accounts and it was discovered that his agent is linked to The Witcher’s casting company.
The audience speculates that Hivju may be playing as Nivellen, a man who was cursed to resemble a bear. Nivellen appears in A Grain of Truth, a short story found in the first book of the series entitled The Last Wish.
Hivju perfectly fits Nivellen’s body build. The Norwegian actor, if cast, would give more recognition to the character who is relatively less popular.
The Witcher is based on the fantasy series written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The series stars Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. He is a lone monster hunter hired to kill beastly creatures in exchange for gold coins.
Netflix’s adaptation of the series proved to be successful enough to secure an order of seven seasons. The books hit high on sales and avid fans can’t get that Toss A Coin To Your Witcher song out of their heads.
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