Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher has finished casting their lead female roles: Ciri and Yennefer.
Ciri, the “Lady of Space and Time”, will be played by Freya Allan who recently starred as Young Minerva in Into the Badlands
Yennefer, the badass witch who smells like lilac and gooseberries, will be portrayed by Anya Chalotra from The ABC Murders and Wanderlust.
Freya Allan (left) and Anya Chalotra (right)
Both women will be starring alongside Superman and Mission Impossible actor Henry Cavill in the leading role of the titular Witcher Geralt of Rivia.
Jodhi May (Game of Thrones) and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Alien Covenant) will play Queen Calanthe and her husband, Ciri’s grandparents.
Other roles include MyAnna Buring as the head of the Aretuza magical academy, Therica Wilson and Mimi Ndiweni as sorceresses in training, Millie Bradly in the role of an outcast princess and Adam Levy portraying Mousesack the druid.
Netflix’s adaptation of the franchise doesn’t appear to be a star-studded cast so to speak, but it does appear to have a talented one. With the original author of the books on board, whilst attempting to sue game developer CD Projekt RED, this could be a great interpretation of the original source material.