Ciri and Yennifer Cast

It's the news everyone has been wondering since Henry Cavill took the role of Geralt, who would play opposite him as Yennifer and Ciri. Well today we can put that speculation to rest! The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra will star as Ciri and Yennefer, respectively.

Anya Chalotra is an accomplished thespian actor, involved in dozens of productions such as “The Village,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “The Merchant of Venice.” Along with theatre experience, she also acted in the television shows “The ABC Murders” and “Wanderlust.” Anya will be playing the role of Yennefer, the sorceress that some agree is Geralt’s true love. Powerful, complicated, and alluring- the role of the sorceress is a challenging one. She is a mother figure to Ciri, and her trademark scent is lilac and gooseberries.

In addition to Anya, Freya Allan will also be joining the show as Ciri. Freya is just 14 years old but already is known for her role on "Into the Badlands" as Young Minerva.

Of course, Yennifer and Ciri weren't the only casting news today. The Hollywood Reporter went on to round out almost all the major roles:

Rounding out the rest of the cast are Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Queen Calanthe; Björn 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 at Aretuza, Tissaia; Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers; and Millie Brady as the outcast Princess Renfri.

Millie Brady is a British actress, known for her role in the “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” movie, and as Aethelflaed in TV series “The Last Kingdom.” Along with her upcoming role in “The Witcher,” she is will star in the TV adaptation of “The Clan of the Cave Bear.”

Brady will take on the role of Renfri aka Shriek. Renfri is a princess-turned-bandit from Andrzej Sapkowski's “The Last Wish.” In terms of storyline, she is a much darker version of the tale of Snow White. She is a formidable foe, who’s lust for vengeance leads Geralt to choose the lesser of two evils.

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+1 #2 RE: Ciri and Yennefer CastValibomba 2018-10-11 00:14
Quoting Succubus:
No Triss Merigold, which probably means that whatever material they are adapting for season one doesn't have the popular sorceress. A shame, I would have loved to see Elena Satine get that gig.

Not a shame at all, the first season seems to be a 8 episode mix of short stories, and Triss is not present (she is mentioned but she doesn't appear) in the short stories. If the season 2 is Blood of Elves, she will be important.
However, we don't have any information on Jaskier casting, it's weird...
-1 #1 RE: Ciri and Yennifer CastSuccubus 2018-10-10 09:27
No Triss Merigold, which probably means that whatever material they are adapting for season one doesn't have the popular sorceress. A shame, I would have loved to see Elena Satine get that gig.

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