Female leads revealed for Witcher Netflix series
Lately, it’s been revealed that two new female leads will join Henry Cavil in the upcoming Witcher series on Netflix. In fact, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra will join the cast as Cira Yennefer respectively. Most importantly, their roles are connected as well. Most importantly, Cira is the adopted daughter of Geralt of Rivia while Yennefer is a sorceress guiding Cira.
Additionally, series producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich touched base with THR on casting for the show:
“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 perfect example — that take a really exhaustive search. We ended up seeing over 200 young women from all over Europe and really saw a great group of girls, but then when we met Freya… I actually went to London to meet with her in person and we knew it right away.
Spirit of the characters
“We’re looking for the best actors for these roles. Period. End of story,” said Hissrich. “It comes down to the best actor for the role. Henry’s obviously a big fan of the franchise. We met in early April and had a very general meeting. I then went off and met with hundreds of other candidates for Geralt and never really got Henry out of my mind. In casting Anya and Freya, the cool thing was we were open to anyone and both of them, to me, embody the spirits of the characters.”
Supposedly, the series will follow closely to the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. In addition, Hissrich hopes to achieve a different interpretation from the video game trilogy by saying the games “are the sole visual representation of these stories, and we need to create our own visual representation.” Hopefully, to make the series feel original from them.
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