Dolittle star Carmel Laniado reportedly joins cast for The Witcher season 2

Laniado looks set to play Violet, “whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character”

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 11: Carmel Laniado attends the premiere of Universal Pictures'

The Witcher has already proved a big hit for Netflix, and with a second run confirmed, the show is pushing ahead with casting for the next series.

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Carmel Laniado, who can currently be seen starring opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Dolittle, will reportedly join the show in a supporting role. Laniado also appeared in the recent BBC adaptation of A Christmas Carol playing Young Lottie.

According to Deadline, the actress will play the part of Violet on The Witcher, appearing in a minimum of three episodes.

The character was described as a young girl “whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character.”

The second series is reportedly set to begin shooting in February 2020, with much of the shoot expected to take place at Arborfield Studios in Berkshire.

No further casting announcements have been made regarding the second season so far, but Henry Cavill will reprise the lead role of Geralt.

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich previously told RadioTimes.com that a lot of what had been set up in season one of the show would come into play in the second season.

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She said, “We will get into some stuff from Blood of Elves. But I also think there are things that we wanted to adapt from The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny that we didn’t have time to do.”