Now that Henry Cavill has been set to play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series, casting on some of the supporting roles has begun.
The latest castings include two big supporting characters, Ciri and Yennefer. Ciri is set to be played by Freya Allan, while Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra. Also joining the cast is Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni, Therica Wilson-Read, and Millie Brady.
You can find more info on The Witcher and who everyone is playing can be found below.
He’s all the details on the castings from Netflix:
The pivotal role of Ciri, Princess of Cintra, will be played by Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands). Other characters from the court at Cintra include Queen Calanthe (Jodhi May, Game of Thrones, Genius), and her husband, the knight Eist (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Fortitude), along with the druid Mousesack (Adam Levy, Knightfall, Snatch).
The sorceress Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust). Leading the magical academy at Aretuza is Tissaia (MyAnna Buring, Ripper Street, Kill List), and Yennefer is joined by other novice sorcerers Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni, Black Earth Rising), Sabrina (Therica Wilson-Read, Profile). Also joining the cast is Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) as the outcast Princess Renfri.
Showrunner and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Defenders) had this to say about the news:
“Casting The Witcher has been one of the biggest projects of my career, and undoubtedly the most exciting. I can’t wait for these wonderful actors to bring such iconic and loved characters to life on screen, and to share these special stories with viewers all over the world.”
Here’s a brief description of the series:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
Directing the eight-episode first season is Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones, House of Cards), Alex Garcia Lopez (Fear the Walking Dead, Daredevil), and Charlotte Brändström (Arrow, Outlander).
No release window for The Witcher has been announced yet.
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