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Earlier today, fan site Redanian Intelligence released some casting news that they’ve been speculating for some time. According to the site, Kristofer Hivju will be joining the Season 2 cast of The Witcher. While major news outlets haven’t reported the casting, there’s a chance this rumor could have some legs. They’ve said that they’ve obtained the casting breakdown and it includes Hivju in the role of “Nigel.” The report suggests that “Nigel” is a code word for Nivellen, a character mentioned in the Witcher short story A Grain of Truth

Now, the character of Nigel is being described as “a charismatic, witty and funny man. He’s from an aristocratic family and has been cursed as a boy for the crimes he has committed in the past.” In the short story, Nivellen is a young man who was cursed for leading a gang of highwaymen, as his father and grandfather before him. During a raid, he was cursed by a priestess and he took on the form of a monster. There was a way to lift the curse but he wasn’t sure how. His story is similar to that of The Beast from Beauty and the Beast

Should this rumor be correct, it would be a fantastic casting choice. Hivju is such a charismatic and funny man. I really look forward to seeing him in roles around Hollywood. He seems to work the best in fantasy roles, so after his time in Game of Thrones, this should be like putting on a new pair of your favorite boots. Does that comparison make any sense? Who knows! We’ll have to wait and see if the rumor is true but I’m crossing my fingers on this one.

What do you think of the casting? Do you think Kristofer Hivju will be in The Witcher as Nivellen? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Witcher news. 

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Erin Lynch