The Witcher : the adaptation Netflix of the video game reveals its amazing cast

Cinema 11 October, 2018






The cast of the series The Witcher, with Henry Cavill, has been unveiled.

It is still a very big blow to Netflix : the adaptation of the video game The Witcher, become essential, in particular with The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt in 2015. Taken from the books of Andrzej The series will undoubtedly be an event for the service of SVOD, given the popularity of the games.

Netflix had kicked in casting Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt of Riv, the great hero. And since then, rumours spread about who was to be Ciri, Yennefer, Triss, Vesemir, or even Jaskier. Wide screen had dedicated a folder to the subject.

But surprise, surprise : after you have chosen for the leading role for an actor of blockbuster, which went from Superman to Mission : Impossible – Fallout, Netflix has assembled a cast of faces almost unknown.


Henry Cavill is Geralt


The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Freya Allan has been cast in Ciri, and Anya Chalotra in Yennefer. The first has a CV almost blank, except for a new adaptation of the War of The worlds currently shooting. The second is almost unknown also, but had a role in the series Wanderlust with Toni Collette.


Freya Allan will be Ciri

Anya Chalotra will be Yennefer


The Witcher has also cast Jodhi May (view in Game of Thrones) as queen Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson in the Eist, Adam Levy Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (The runs down a ruffled amazingt) Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read by the young witches, and Millie Brady princess Renfri.

Again, the choice is clear : do not rely on well-known actors, but draw among talent more or less new. The casting of Henry Cavill very popular would have been able to indicate the contrary, but Netflix has certainly put too much trust in the brand to allow the budget to swell by engaging participants in the plan.

Lauren Schmidt, passed on Daredevil or The Defenders, is creator and showrunner of the series. The shooting should not delay to begin with, and no broadcast date has not yet been announced.


Jodhi May will be Calantha

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson is Eist

MyAnna Buring will be Tissaia