The Witcher: the series distanzierà from the video games
After the news about the cast of The Witcher in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the showrunner Lauren Hissrich has talked about how the series is distanzierà from the videogame saga (as I said, will be based mainly on the novels).
“For me, it is a situation a little bit prickly because I'm a big fan of video games, but at the moment the saga video game is the only version visual we have of the history and we must try to distance ourselves from this, trying to be original. From the moment that I started to develop the series, I stopped playing video games!”
The same Hissrich, previously, has defined The Witcher: “Build the cast of The Witcher has been one of the biggest projects of my career, without a doubt, the most exciting. I can't wait that these wonderful actors put in scene in these iconic characters, and loved, and share these stories with special, viewers all over the world.”
Four episodes, including the first, will be directed by Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, The Throne of Swords), while Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel – Luke Cage, Utopia) and Charlotte Brändström (Outlander – The last viking, Counterpart, and Money) will direct two episodes each. In the cast, in addition to the already announced Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt of Riva, there will also be Freya Allan (The war of the worlds, Into The Badlands) in the role of Ciri.
The other characters of the court of Cintra include the Queen Calanthe (Jodhi May – The Throne of Swords, Genius), and her husband, the knight Eist (Björn Hlynur Haraldsson – Fortitude), along with the druid Saccoditopo (Adam Levy – Knightfall, Snatch – tearing).
The sorceress Yennefer will be played by Anya Chalotra (The series and the infernal, Wanderlust). At the helm of the magic academy Aretuza there is Tissaia (MyAnna Buring – Ripper Street, Kill List) and Yennefer is flanked by the other young wizards Fringilla (Mimi Ndiweni – Black Earth Rising), Sabrina (Therica Wilson-Read – Profile). The cast adds Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit) in the role of princess Renfri.
This is the official synopsis for the series:
Inspired by the best-selling fantasy, The Witcher is a fairy tale epic. Geralt of Rivia, a lone monster hunter, fighting to find his place in a world where people often prove to be the most evil of beasts. But when fate pushes him towards a powerful witch and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to live together to tackle a journey together.
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