Netflix Announces Cast For ‘The Witcher’ Series, Including Ciri & Yennefer
Netflix released a host of new casting information for the people who will be joining Henry Cavill in their upcoming ‘The Witcher‘ series, including the pivotal roles of Ciri & Yennefer.
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, ‘The Witcher’ is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), 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.
Freya Allan (‘The War of the Worlds’, ‘Into The Badlands’) will play the role of Ciri, Princess of Cintra. 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’).
Anya Chalotra (‘The ABC Murders’, ‘Wanderlust’) takes the role of the sorceress Yennefer. 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.
“Casting The Witcher has been one of the biggest projects of my career, and undoubtedly the most exciting,” commented showrunner and Executive Producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. “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.” Hissrich’s previous work includes ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’, ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’, and the upcoming Netflix series ‘Umbrella Academy’.
Alik Sakharov (‘House of Cards’, ‘Game of Thrones’) will direct four episodes of the run, including the premiere. Alex Garcia Lopez (‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’, ‘Utopia’) & Charlotte Brändström (‘Outlander’, ‘Counterpart’) will direct two episodes each.
Netflix hasn’t set a premiere date for ‘The Witcher‘ Season 1 yet, but it’s not likely to land until 2020.