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The Witcher (Netflix) Starring Henry Cavill.
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:36:40 AM »
Netflix is making a live action adaptation of The Witcher.

Series is based on the five part saga of novels, and a bunch of short stories written by polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. This adaptation won't be based on the video games, although it is likely that there will be some Easter eggs for the fans of the games!

Not to get too deep into the lore, but The Witcher games by CD Projekt Red are set after the events of the books. The upcoming series is based on the short stories and novels, which means our main characters will be slightly younger than what we see in the games. Including a child/teen Ciri.

Henry Cavill has been cast as Geralt, one of the main characters. No word on castings for the other main characters still, Including Yennefer, Ciri, Dandelion/Jaskier or Vilgefortz.

Obviously Netflix want's this to be their flagship fantasy series, to compete with Game of Thrones or the upcoming Lord of the Rings show by HBO. Shooting for the show should begin soon, and late 2019 release for season 1 is expected.

I'm so far optimistic about this. Anyone else excited and or interested?


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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 09:32:18 AM »
I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love the witcher

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 01:35:10 PM »
Sounds cool, will follow this.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 11:13:28 AM »
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/witcher-netflix-show-casts-ciri-yennefer-roles-1150868

Some more casting news has come out. Anya Chalotra will be Yennefer and Freya Allan is portraying Ciri. Some more cast members were also unveiled; including Jodhi May as Ciri's grandmother Calanthe, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia De Vries and Millie Brady as Reinfri.

I love that they didn't went with someone obvious like Eva Green for Yennefer. It would have been very obvious typecasting. Chalotra is 22 years old, so it remains to be seen if she can pull of a confidence of Yen, who is almost a 100 years old in the books.
Never heard of the little girl who is going to be Ciri, but she definitely has the look of a pre teen Ciri. Some more cast members will obviously be announced later..

With all the characters that have been cast so far, I'm willing to bet that the first season is based of the book "The Last Wish". The Last Wish is a collection of short stories, which means all the episodes of season 1 would be standalone stories. Including Geralt's and Yennefer's backstory and their first encounter. Then the hypothetical season 2 would kick off the more connected saga storyline, beginning with "Blood of Elves".

Enough rambling and speculation, but I'm getting pretty excited honestly! :lol



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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 11:55:14 AM »
If done well this could be the next Game of Thrones.

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 12:07:18 PM »
I really need to read the books. I've played the games (which I understand basically take place after the books) and loved them - loved the world and the ideas and some of the key characters. Looking forward to this but might try and catch up on the books first.

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 07:05:16 PM »
I really need to read the books. I've played the games (which I understand basically take place after the books) and loved them - loved the world and the ideas and some of the key characters. Looking forward to this but might try and catch up on the books first.

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 09:09:51 AM »
Bump!

Trailer is still ways off, and season 1 is still filming. Nevertheless I thought it would be a good idea to update this thread and list the complete cast for season 1. There are still some roles to be filled, but most of season 1 is cast.

There is also some rumors that Netflix has already greenlit season 2 and 3, without even seeing any footage. If that's true, they must have faith that this can become a smash hit.

So, here is complete cast of season 1:

Henry Cavill - Geralt of Rivia
Freya Allan - Cirilla
Joey Batey - Jaskier/ Dandelion in English translation of the book, and in Witcher games
Millie Brady - Princess Renfri
Anya Chalotra - Yennefer of Vengerberg
Anna Shaffer - Triss Merigold
MyAnna Buring - Tissaia De Vries
Mimi Ndiveni -  Fringilla Vigo
Therica Wilson-Read - Sabrina Glevissig
Tom Canton - Filavandrel
Imogen Daines - Danica
Eamon Farren - Cahir
Jodi May - Queen Calanthe
Björn Haraldsson - Eist
Adam Levy - Mousesack/ Ermion in Witcher 3
Lars Mikkelsen - Stregobor
Maciej Musial - Sir Lazlo
Royce Pierreson - Istredd
Wilson Radjou-Pujalte - Dara
Amit Shah - Torque
Natasha Culzac - Toruviel

Not naming the extras, but here you go. :biggrin:
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 09:56:55 AM »
Looks like they're going GOT style and sticking with British cast (and presumably accents) all round. I do always find it a bit weird in the games how it's almost entirely British and Irish accents, but then just a handful of major characters have American accents for apparently no particular reason (Geralt, Dandilion, Triss).

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 09:57:32 AM »
I really need to read the books. I've played the games (which I understand basically take place after the books) and loved them - loved the world and the ideas and some of the key characters. Looking forward to this but might try and catch up on the books first.

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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 10:39:04 AM »
Sadly no.  Reading has fallen by the wayside with respect to how I spend my limited disposable time - and it will be for the foreseeable future... at least until the summer (ie, after the move and majority of unpacking / setting up new place).
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 12:42:54 PM »
If done well this could be the next Game of Thrones.

This. A few people I know who watch Netflix were like... "I see they are making a Witcher show. What is that?" And I respond with, "If Netflix does it correctly, it will be their next hit like Stranger Things."

I randomly started reading the books last week. Currently halfway through Blood of Elves.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 02:59:02 PM »
Did you start with the short story collections TOX?

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2019, 06:34:16 AM »
Did you start with the short story collections TOX?

Sadly, I did not. I started with Blood of Elves since that was all they had at the book store. :lol
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2019, 06:41:18 AM »
Did you start with the short story collections TOX?

Sadly, I did not. I started with Blood of Elves since that was all they had at the book store. :lol
Ah, I mostly use Amazon (either Kindle or ordering books) so everything is available. That's a shame, almost everything that's happening in the main books is set up in the short stories.

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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2019, 10:47:02 AM »
Did you start with the short story collections TOX?

Sadly, I did not. I started with Blood of Elves since that was all they had at the book store. :lol
Ah, I mostly use Amazon (either Kindle or ordering books) so everything is available. That's a shame, almost everything that's happening in the main books is set up in the short stories.

I bought the saga also. Found the entire saga translated to Finnish in this neat little bookstore. They claim that Season of Storms, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny are translated to Finnish, but I haven't found those anywhere.

I didn't have any problems catching up with the story, when I began from Blood of Elves. Still i'd love to have the short story collections as well.
Especially, since it is rumored that the Season 1 of the show is going to focus on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny.