Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher just got a whole lot larger.
Entertainment Weekly reports Into the Badlands‘ Freya Allan will play Ciri in the series. The character is a major part of the lore and a sometimes-playable character in The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt video game. Of course, some are disappointed to see a younger Ciri in light of the character’s exploits in the game and later Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowsk.
Meanwhile, Wanderlust’s Anya Chalotra will then play sorceress Yennefer; which is also causing concern among fans of the novels and games.
Other members of the cast include Jodhi May as Cintra’s Queen Calanthe, Fortitude’s Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri.
Henry Cavill will star as Geralt of Rivia, the famed Witcher who roams The Continent during a mythical medieval period. As a freelancer, he hunts legendary monsters for profit, but often finds himself involved in geopolitical upsets despite his own political neutrality) as destiny hurtles him toward a Yennefer and Ciri. The three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together. Daredevil and Defenders co-executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will run the show and write the pilot script, while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brändström will all direct portions of the eight-episode first season.
Production is expected to begin soon.