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The Witcher announces new cast joining season 4

The Witcher is getting three more new cast members for its upcoming fourth season.

Seinfeld's Danny Woodburn, Monkey Man's Sharlto Copley and Sex Education's James Purefoy will enter the Continent as characters from The Witcher book series and video games.

Woodburn will play Zoltan, a popular dwarf character who appears in both the books and games.

Copley will become Leo Bonhart, a fearsome bounty hunter from the books, while Purefoy will portray Skellen, a key book character who serves as a spy and advisor to Emperor Emphyr.

Production on season four is due to resume this spring, Netflix has confirmed.

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It was previously announced that Laurence Fishburne will also join the cast for the show's fourth instalment. The award-winning actor will play Regis, who's described as a "world-wise barber-surgeon with a mysterious past".

Regis is likely to play an important role in the new season as he joins protagonist Geralt of Rivia on his journey to help rescue Princess Ciri (Freya Allan), who was captured at the end of The Witcher season three.

The new additions will join the show's returning stars Allan, Anya Chalotra and Joey Batey, plus series newcomer Liam Hemsworth — who will be taking over the role of Geralt from Henry Cavill.

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Chalotra, who plays Yennefer of Vengerberg, previously spoke to Digital Spy about season four, revealing that she is "not worried" about the fans' response to Hemsworth's casting.

"I'm not worried. He's going to be brilliant. I really think so. I mean, we've spent five years going on this journey together, and I'm so excited for Henry," she said.

"At some point, that had to come to an end, his portrayal of Geralt, and that's been incredible. We've had such a wonderful time with him.

"But also bringing in new people to this journey we're on is so exciting at this stage."

The Witcher seasons 1-3 and spin-off The Witcher: Blood Origin are streaming on Netflix. Season 4 has been confirmed.

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