Tormund is officially invading The Witcher, at least according to a recent casting report regarding the Netflix The Witcher season 2. If everything goes according to plan, Kristofer Hivju will be taking a role under the codename "Nigel," which fans have already speculated could mean the character Nivellen.
According to a recent report from Redanian Intelligence, a site that claims to have seen the full season 2 casting sheet, the description of "Nigel" labels the character as a "charismatic, witty and funny man" that comes from aristocratic roots and has been met with a fateful curse due to past wrongdoings.
This description certainly falls in line with Nivellen as a character, who was explored in more detail in the original book series with the short story "A Grain of Truth." In this story, Nivellen is in full cursed form when our main man Geralt of Rivia finds him within his decrepit manor. Once witty, now cursed, it seems very likely that Nigel is Nivellen and if the Hivju casting leak is correct, we think he could really pull it off!
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