Netflix has announced a handful of new cast members for its upcoming live-action series based on The Witcher video game franchise, including the roles of “Ciri” and “Yennifer”.
Ciri, the Princess of Cintra will be played by actress Freya Allan, while the sorceress Yennefer will be played by actress Anya Chalotra. Meanwhile, actress Jodhi May has been cast in the role of “Calanthe”, the Queen of Cintra, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson will play her husband and knight “Eist”, and the druid “Mousesack” will be played by Adam Levy. Rounding out the new casting announcement is MyAnna Buring who will play “Tissaia”, the leader of the magic academy at Aretuza, Mimi Ndiweni who’ll play “Fringilla”, Therica Wilson-Read in the role of “Sabrina”, and outcast princess “Renfri” will be played by Millie Brady.
Showrunner & Executive Producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said: “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.”
The newly announced cast members join Henry Cavill as the title character “Geralt of Rivia”, which we first reported on last month, and Netflix promised that the rest of the cast will be announced soon, so stay tuned!
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.
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