Tis the season, apparently, for those excited for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. First we learned that we have our Ciri and our Yennefer, but the reveals haven't stopped there! A much larger cast announcement has been made through official Netflix channels, and it includes a number of different names from the books and games.
Okay, you got us: The enigmatic sorceress Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra. Then there's Ciri. From the court at Cintra: Queen Calanthe is Jodhi May. Fledgling sorceress Fringilla is played by Mimi Ndiweni. pic.twitter.com/0njcnyKTk2— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 10, 2018
We've got our first look at Fringilla and Queen Calanthe as well, with a few more faces teased!But there's more:
Yennefer is daring and bold, shrewd beyond belief. Ciri is a feisty iconoclast just learning her role in world events, while her grandmother, the Queen Calanthe, is the LIONESS of Cintra and lovingly married to her husband, the Skelligan warrior Eist. #TheWitcher //t.co/Z0w8MeQzVH— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 10, 2018
In their court sits the druid Mousesack. Leading the magical academy at Aretuza is Tissaia. Yennefer is joined by fellow novice sorcerers, Fringilla and Sabrina. And the rebellious Renfri sets incredible events into motion. #TheWitcher— NX (@NXOnNetflix) October 10, 2018
And of course the showrunner herself had to weigh in:
Step one: Drop the boys off at school. 👦🏼👦🏼🏫— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) October 10, 2018
Step two: Announce a kickass cast for #Witcher.⚔️❤️🐺
It's an exciting time and with production to be beginning soon, we'll be learning even more about this fantasy world and the characters we've come to know and love!
It's also a nice closure to all of the backlash surrounding a leaked casting list for Ciri that prompted many to be worried that the series wouldn't stay true to its Polish/novel roots as promised. It also appears that they are sticking to the lore entirely with a much younger Ciri being cast, keeping true to when we first met her in the original book series.
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