There are solely so many moons till THE WITCHER arrives on Netflix, and in the present day followers of the fantasy franchise have been given their first perception into the three lead characters of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, direct from the actors that play them and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. In three new character featurettes, every focussed on a single character, Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan introduce their characters, in addition to a lot of the magic and thriller that surrounds them on all sides.
Based mostly on the best-selling fantasy collection of books, THE WITCHER is an epic story of destiny and household. The story of the intertwined destinies of three people within the huge world of The Continent, the place people, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to outlive and thrive, and the place good and evil is just not simply recognized.
The primary of in the present day’s three featurettes focuses on Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). As Cavill describes his character within the video, Geralt is a mutant who hunts monsters. Universally hated by each species on the continent, Cavill maintains that Geralt is an efficient man who’s able to performing some very unhealthy issues. Furthermore, Geralt is alleged to be way more than simply one other “White Knight,” neither is he a monster beneath his snow-white locks and gruff demeanor. He is excess of that, and Cavill plans to discover many sides of Geralt’s character when THE WITCHER arrives for its first season on Netflix.
Subsequent we discover a featurette for Yennefer of Vengerberg, as performed by Anya Chalotra. Within the video, Chalotra describes her character as being somebody who’s “in a fixed battle with herself.” Having had a irritating childhood, Yennerfer comes from a spot of rage and confusion. Because it occurs, she was born with each a backbone and jaw deformity, making her a goal for resentment by her circle of relatives. After being bought into servitude, Yennerfer’s new household teaches her the methods of darkish magics, thereby gifting her with a harmful weapon with which she will sew the seeds of chaos and destruction.
“She presents a sure model of herself, somebody who’s direct and in management. The arc that she goes by is an unimaginable problem. She longs for this connection, however that worry, that insecurity, feeds this chaos, this magic that makes her incedibly highly effective,” says Chalotra of Yennefer’s journey all through the primary season of THE WITCHER.
Final however however actually not least, we arrive on the featurette for Ciri, also referred to as Princess Cirilla, Lion Cub of Cintra – as performed by Freya Allan.
“There’s one thing particular about this lady. She’s very loyal to the folks she loves. She’s constructed a coronary heart from it, however doens’t have any expertise in the actual world,” says Allan about Ciri’s background. “All she’s identified is a sheltered life as a princess, and this very safe community of individuals taking care of her,” provides Allan. As a royal who’s meant to evolve to her household’s each whim and want, Ciri yearns to interrupt freed from the chains that bind her. Finally Ciri learns that freedom carries a heavy value, and that by leaving the sanctity of her fort residence, she’s solid herself right into a brutal world of struggle, witches, and monsters.
“An enormous theme in THE WITCHER is the lack of household and the seek for household,” Allan says.
Filling out the rest of the solid for Netflix’s THE WITCHER are Jodhi Could (GAME OF THRONES) as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (FORTITUDE) as Eist, Adam Levy (SNATCH, KNIGHTFALL) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (RIPPER STREET) as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni (BLACK EARTH RISING) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Learn (PROFILE) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (TWIN PEAKS) as Cahir, Joey Batey (KNIGHTFALL) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (SHERLOCK, HOUSE OF CARDS) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (WANDERLUST) as Istredd, Maciej Musia (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (DICKESIAN) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (HARRY POTTER) as Triss.
You should definitely expertise THE WITCHER for your self when it arrives on Netflix this December 20th.