The Witcher TV Series
There hasn’t been much Witcher news of late from Netflix. Showrunner Lauren Hissrich has been busy tweeting away, but mostly about boring personal stuff. No, the last major update was back in October, with the casting announcements, and a sneak peak of Cavill in Witcher guise.
Just as a quick recap, Netflix are producing The Witcher TV Series, based on the books by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The first season will run for 8 episodes, and the second season may have, already been greenlit. Taking the role of Geralt of Rivia will be Henry Cavill, Freya Allen will star as Ciri, Anya Charlotra as Yennefer, Joey Batey as Jaskier, Adam Levy as Mousesack, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, and the wonderful Lars Mikkelson will appear as Stregobor. Author of the books, Andrzej Sapkowski, is also on board as a consultant for the series.
The only new addition to the cast recently has been Katia Bokor as Queen Sancia. A tertiary character, Queen Sancia only appeared in one of the books. Coincidentally, the character is only slated to appear in the third episode of Season One.
Keep it in the family
In the books, Queen Sancia has the un-enviable role of mother to an incestous brother-sister combo. Her son, Foltest, “from an early age, created great scandal in the royal court by having an affair with his own sister, Adda.” Born of this sinful relationship was Adda the White, cursed from birth. And who better to lift a curse, than one Geralt of Rivia? Which, of course, he did, and presumably looked good while doing it.
So, given that Queen Sancia is scheduled to only appear in Episode Three, we may presume that Adda the Whites story arc will take up some of Season One. Shooting of this season is ongoing in Eastern Europe. Rumour has it, that filming will wrap there in May, with a switch then to The Canary Islands.
In other noteworthy Witcher TV Series news, one reddit user has come by some interesting cast information. Apparently German industry platform Crew United has details of how important certain characters will be in the show. The list is as follows:
Geralt is a leading part (expected)
Ciri is a leading part (expected)
Yennefer is a leading part (expected)
King Eist is a leading part (not expected)
Mousesack is a leading part (not expected)
Queen Calanthe is a leading part (not expected)
Middle Aged Man is a featured part (N/A)
Woman is a day part (N/A)
All credit to the Witcher TV series reddit users for finding this information. Some of these people should seek work as professional investigators. That’s about all I have for now, let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to the Witcher TV series. Or has Netflix spoiled it for you with that wig test? The Witcher Netflix series will air either late 2019 or 2020. GamEir.