'Witcher' Series on Netflix Casts Roles of Ciri, Yennefer

'Witcher' Series on Netflix Casts Roles of Ciri, Yennefer

It's also been announced by Netflix that Alik Sakharov, known for his work on House of Cards and Game of Thrones, will be directing four episodes, while Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström will each direct two episodes.

They're joined by Jodhi May and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Queen Calanthe and her husband, Eist; Adam Levy as Mousesack the Druid; MyAnna Buring as the powerful Tissaia; Millie Brady as the outcast Renfri; and Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as the two apprentice sorcerers Fringilla and Sabrina. Yennifer is a sorceress who acts as a mother figure to Ciri and is the main love interest for Geralt. It later inspired a series of acclaimed games by CD Projekt RED, including the award-winning seminal game title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It comes down to the best actor for the role.

Now that we have our official Ciri casting news, Showrunner Lauren Hissrich is opening up about what went down and how she felt about it.

Now that we know Allan is playing Ciri, it seems that the casting call didn't carry much weight after all. She stated that the team "ended up seeing over 200 young women" for the role of Ciri and eventually found Allan, who was actually auditioning for another role.

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In an interview with THR, Hissrich spoke about the casting process, saying "There were some people who I had in mind from the minute I started writing this character and then there were other characters - Ciri is the ideal example - that take a really exhaustive search". In terms of why people responded so strongly, I think the fans really have pictures of these characters in their minds and I don't blame them for that.

"Not specifically, nor were we looking for a movie star when we cast Henry". She also clarified that she never meant to "strip out the cultural context of The Witcher, to remove its Slavic roots, the very thing people in Poland are proud of".

It's too early to tell how Allan, Chalotra, Cavill, and the rest of the Witcher cast will look on screen, so we're reserving judgement until we get the first official look at the stars in costume.

Currently, The Witcher doesn't have a release window and the show is still in pre-production.

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