Season 4 of The Witcher has arrived on Netflix, continuing the exciting journey based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s popular books. This new season provides a deeper exploration of the intricate and magical world of Geralt of Rivia, the famous Witcher.
Season 4 sees our favorite characters coming together again, encountering fresh obstacles and powerful adversaries while working to safeguard their chosen family and achieve their fates. Just like in previous seasons, the characters set out on an exciting journey fraught with peril, romance, and the ongoing battle of morality.
With all three seasons now streaming on Netflix, check out our cast and character guide to see who’s returning for season 4.
Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Release Date December 20, 2019
Main Genre Drama
Liam Hemsworth as Geralt of Rivia
It’s official, Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) steps in as the new Geralt of Rivia, taking over the role of Henry Cavill.
Roughly a year ago, Cavill announced his departure from the series, stating that Hemsworth would be stepping into the role. Fans are curious about how Hemsworth will shape the direction of season 4 and what the show will be like without Cavill. Making his first appearance in The Witcher, Hemsworth expresses his enthusiasm for the new journey, particularly because he is already a devoted fan of the show.
Apart from The Hunger Games, Hemsworth has appeared in various hit films, including ‘The Last Song’, where he co-starred with Miley Cyrus, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and ‘Isn’t It Romantic’.
Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
Anya Chalotra portrays Yennefer, a resilient character who overcame a neglected childhood to become the most formidable sorceress ever trained at the magical academy of Aretuza. Yennefer’s priorities shift when she crosses paths with Geralt, her true love.
Nevertheless, her attention extends further than just their connection when she comes across young Ciri, whom she views as a mirror image of her own history. Yennefer’s unanticipated and deep emotions for Ciri compel her to adopt the role of a mother and seek a meaning that goes beyond her individual aspirations. Prior to completely dedicating herself to her new role, she needs to repair her bond with Tissaia, who serves as her own maternal figure.
Chalotra has appeared in several well-known television series including Sherwood, The ABC Murders, and Wanderlust. Apart from her television work, she also has a strong theatre background, having acted in plays such as The Village at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Much Ado About Nothing at The Globe.
Freya Allan as Princess Cirilla of Cintra
Freya Allan portrays Princess Cirilla of Cintra, also known as Ciri, the legitimate successor to the throne of Cintra, who narrowly escapes the grasp of the power-hungry Nilfgaard when her kingdom is defeated. As the Child of Elder Blood, Ciri is fated to possess immense untapped magical abilities that have the potential to save Elfkind. Consequently, she becomes the focal point of various factions across the Continent. Geralt and Yennefer take Ciri under their care, providing guidance and instruction to safeguard her from those who aim to manipulate her powers.
Despite receiving encouragement from her parental mentors, Ciri encounters various obstacles during her quest. While she is deeply devoted to mastering magic, she grapples with feelings of frustration and despair along the way. Ciri’s inner conflict and unwavering resolve to unlock her magical abilities play a significant role in shaping her character as the series unfolds.
The Witcher marks Allan’s breakthrough role in a major project, showcasing her talent and versatility. Audiences can anticipate seeing her next in the upcoming film Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, where she continues to expand her repertoire.
Joey Batey as Jaskier
Joey Batey portrays Jaskier, a bard who joins Geralt on his adventures despite Geralt’s initial hesitation. As they continue to travel and share experiences, their bond grows into a strong friendship, eventually leading them to become chosen family by the time Season 3 rolls around.
Jaskier takes on the role of a paternal figure for Ciri and becomes deeply committed to assisting Geralt and Yennefer in keeping her safe. With war approaching the Continent, Jaskier, once known for aiding refugee elves as “the Sandpiper,” becomes increasingly involved in the impending conflict. Despite not being naturally inclined towards espionage, he endeavors to make a meaningful difference during a turbulent time and contribute to the greater good. Rumor has it that Jaskier’s potential romantic relationship will be further developed in the upcoming season.
Batey has garnered recognition for his performances in Knightfall, C.B. Strike, and The White Queen. Batey also made a memorable appearance in the prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin.
MyAnna Buring as Tissaia
MyAnna Buring plays Tissaia, the stern and disciplined headmistress of Aretuza Academy. With her extensive knowledge of magic and astute judgment of character and potential, Tissaia becomes an ideal mentor for Yennefer when others refuse the responsibility.
Although Tissaia’s approach may seem harsh, her sincere concern for the mages who undergo her demanding training is clear. As a member of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers, Tissaia and her partner, Vilgefortz, are aligned in their goal of bringing about a new era for their organization, working to influence its future.
Buring has previously made appearances in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and also provided her voice for a character in the video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine. She has also starred in well-received series like Downton Abbey and The Salisbury Poisonings.
Lars Mikkelsen as Stregobor
Lars Mikkelsen portrays Stregobor, a powerful elderly mage renowned for his impressive abilities. Despite his influential position, he clings to outdated and prejudiced views, believing that women are not to be trusted with magic and that elves should not even exist. Stregobor firmly upholds the belief in the Curse of the Black Sun, a prophesied apocalyptic eclipse foretelling the return of Lilit.
Mikkelsen gained prominence through his role in the original version of The Killing (Forbrydelsen) and achieved international recognition for his work in acclaimed productions such as House of Cards, and Sherlock.
Mahesh Jadu as Vilgefortz of Roggeveen
Mahesh Jadu portrays the character Vilgefortz of Roggeveen, known for his remarkable looks, imposing height, and enigmatic presence. Vilgefortz is a captivating sorcerer with a military background. Together with Tissaia, his romantic and political partner, he works to lead the Brotherhood towards a fresh direction and perspective.
Having initially gained recognition through his work on the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Jadu has since appeared in movies such as I, Frankenstein, and The Lovers.
Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold
Anna Shaffer portrays the character of Triss Merigold, who is a loyal companion to Geralt and has rescued him numerous times. She is highly skilled in botany and possesses great knowledge of medicinal and magical plants. Triss also mentors and supports Ciri, but she also holds unrequited romantic feelings for Geralt.
Shaffer is widely recognized for her portrayal of the witch Romilda Vane in the Harry Potter series. Additionally, she has spent over three years portraying the character Ruby Button in the popular British soap opera Hollyoaks.
Mimî M. Khayisa as Fringilla Vigo
Mimî M. Khayisa portrays the character of Fringilla Vigo, a sorceress who is ostracized despite being a top student at Aretuza and is sent to Nilfgaard. In Nilfgaard, she proves herself to be a formidable and determined leader, commanding their troops in battle and forging an alliance with Francesca. However, her allegiance is once more betrayed, this time by the emperor of Nilfgaard, referred to as the White Flame.
Audiences can also see Khayisa on the big screen in the 2015 Disney live-action remake of Cinderella. She has also appeared in notable films such as The Legend of Tarzan and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Mecia Simson as Francesca Findabair
Mecia Simson portrays Francesca Findabair, a resilient and resolute leader within the Elven community, prepared to take significant measures to safeguard her people. Despite the need to form unlikely partnerships with adversaries, she remains dedicated to the welfare of her kind. Francesca forms a tactical alliance with Fringilla, but faces a devastating loss when her newborn child passes away. Driven by a thirst for justice, Francesca seeks retribution for her tragic loss.
In addition to her acting career, Simson achieved recognition by winning Britain’s Next Top Model in 2009. The talented British actor has also made appearances in the series Brave New World.
Royce Pierreson as Istredd
Royce Pierreson portrays the character Istredd, who, along with Yennefer, were once young mages in training who developed a romantic relationship. However, as time went on, they drifted apart. Although Istredd still harbors feelings for his past love, his main priority is delving into the enigmas of the monoliths through research. Pierreson has an impressive background in acting, having appeared in several Netflix dramas such as Wanderlust and The Irregulars.
Cassie Clare as Philippa Eilhart
Cassie Clare portrays Philippa Eilhart, a formidable shapeshifter and sorceress. Notably, Philippa is also a cunning political strategist. Serving as a trusted counselor to King Vizimir, she holds considerable sway alongside her partner in crime, Sigismund Dijkstra. Philippa harbors her own secret motives and possesses the power to captivate attention and wield authority. Clare has made memorable guest appearances in episodes of well-known series like The Sandman and The Irregulars.
Eamon Farren as Cahir
Eamon Farren portrays Cahir, a ruthless and driven soldier from Nilfgaard, who plans and executes the destructive assault on Cintra. His primary objective is to capture Ciri, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish it. As he persists in his unwavering quest for authority, Cahir’s allegiances will be challenged, prompting speculation about where his true loyalties lie. Fans can see Farren in the movie The Dig and also in the 2017 series Twin Peaks: The Return.
Graham McTavish as Sigismund Dijkstra
Graham McTavish portrays Sigismund Dijkstra, the leader of Redanian Intelligence with a vast web of informants spanning the Continent. As King Vizimir’s closest confidant, he recognizes the potency of information as a weapon. Utilizing his keen intellect and ingenuity, Sigismund vigilantly monitors the unfolding events in the kingdom. McTavish is also known for his roles as Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander and Dwalin in The Hobbit trilogy.
Meng’er Zhang as Milva
Meng’er Zhang portrays the character of Milva, a formidable and deadly hunter who was raised by the dryads of the Brokilon Forest. With her exceptional archery abilities and strong survival instincts, she becomes a formidable opponent. Zhang previously appeared alongside Simu Liu as the resolute Xialing in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Hugh Skinner as Prince Radovid
Hugh Skinner portrays Prince Radovid, a royal known for his image as a carefree womanizer, frequently engaging in a luxurious and indulgent way of life. Nonetheless, beneath his seemingly frivolous facade, Radovid harbors an unexpected political astuteness, capable of catching others off balance with his sharp observations. As the sibling of King Vizimir, he introduces an intriguing element to the narrative. Skinner is recognized for his roles in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and the television series Fleabag.
Christelle Elwin as Mistle
Christelle Elwin portrays the character of Mistle, a lively member of The Rats, a group of young outlaws who enjoy stealing from the rich for their own gain. At first distrustful of everyone she meets, Mistle’s viewpoint changes after an unexpected encounter that shifts her perspective on life. Elwin has previously been seen in episodes of different TV shows including Bloods and Death in Paradise.
Robbie Amell as Gallatin
Robbie Amell portrays Gallatin, the leader of a guerilla army of Scoia’tael elves fighting for Nilfgaard. Despite his loyalty to Francesca’s cause, Gallatin is renowned for his boldness in expressing his beliefs, often leading to conflicts with his leader over matters of power and strategy. Amell has appeared in The Babysitter, When We First Met, and is well-known for his role in The Flash.
Cal Watson as Eva
Cal Watson plays Eva, s a trusted servant and lady’s maid in the household of King Vizimir. Eva holds a close connection with Philippa, showcasing a bond that goes beyond their professional roles. Watson’s talents extend to both the stage and screen. He recently showcased his skills on London’s West End in the production of As You Like It.
Laurence Fishburne as Regis
Certainly! Indeed, it has been confirmed that Laurence Fishburne is set to join the cast of ‘The Witcher’ for season 4. This unexpected news has sparked excitement among viewers. Fishburne has shared his enthusiasm for being part of the cast and his eagerness to explore the captivating world of ‘The Witcher’, as reported by Variety.
In the approaching season, Regis will take on the role of the “experienced barber-surgeon with a enigmatic history who accompanies Geralt on his quest”. This raises the question, Who exactly is Regis? How much of an influence will he have on the upcoming season? Only time will tell.
In addition to playing the role of Morpheus in The Matrix, Fishburne is most known for his role as Perry White in the DCEU films as well as The Bowery King in the John Wick Movies.