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‘The Witcher’ Finds Its Female Leads in Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra

Netflix's The Witcher has cast Ciri and Yennefer

Netflix has officially announced the casting choices for two of the lead characters in it’s adaptation of The Witcher. Ciri amd Yennefer have both been confirmed as roles in the upcoming adaptation of the popular RPG franchise, and now we know who gets to fill those shoes.

The Hollywood Reporter today revealed that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra have been cast as Ciri and Yennefer respectively in Netflix’s The Witcher.

In addition to the casting of Ciri amd Yennefer, there have been other characters cast as well. Statements from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has said that more than 50 actors have been cast for the show so far. Dozens more actors auditioned for the roles in question, so it would seem that the whole process has yielded some good results.

Some of the other casting choices include, Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Queen Calanthe; Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as her husband, the knight Eist; Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as the druid Mousesack; MyAnna Buring as the head of the magical academy. There’s a whole bunch of other chosen roles, as well as a full interview with Lauren Schmidt Hissrich that talks about the over-the-top controversy of some people reacting to a casting call looking for a more diverse set of actors for some roles. I highly recommend check out the full interview in the Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix’s The Witcher doesn’t currently have a release date yet, but it is known that full production will begin soon, probably sometime in 2019.

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