"The Witcher" has found its female leads in the talents of Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra, who will fill the roles of Ciri and Yennefer, The Hollywood Reporter noted Wednesday.
There has been mounting excitement over the forthcoming Netflix fantasy series, which is based upon the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski that inspired the highly popular video game.
Until now, Henry Cavill was the only confirmed cast member.
He will play Geralt of Rivia— a "mutated monster hunter" who "struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts," according to Netflix.
Now Allan will play Ciri, who is a young princess of the kingdom Cintra, while Chalotra tackles the role of sorceress Yennefer, the main love interest of Geralt, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
With the show's key characters cast in place, the ball is rolling— fast.
According to PC Gamer, writing for the series is nearly complete and the final episode's script should be finalized by the end of the month.
Casting is also reportedly nearing completion.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed the extended cast, which will see Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe; Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as her husband, the knight Eist; Adam Levy 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.
"Daredevil and "The Defenders" producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich serves as showrunner and Sapkowski is reportedly working as creative consultant on the forthcoming series.
"I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing," he said, according to PC Gamer. "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."
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