HARRY POTTER Actress Anna Shaffer Has Been Cast as Triss Merigold in Netflix's THE WITCHER Series
Yesterday we got our first look at Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher series. It was met with some mixed reactions. Some fans liked it while others had a some fun joking around with it.
Today we’ve got some new casting news to share with you regarding one of the lead female characters in the franchise. According to TV Line, Harry Potter actress Anna Shaffer has been cast in the role of Triss Merigold. I imagine that they will give the actress the red hair that the character is known for.
Triss is an ally of Geralt as well as a love interest for him. What do you think about Shaffer, who also stars in the British series Hollyoaks, landing the role of Triss.
The series also cast Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall) as Jaskler, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust) as Istredd, Maciej Musiat as Sir Lazlo, and Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Hunter Street) as Dara.
The new actors join the previously announced cast that includes Freya Allen as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina, and Millie Brady as Renfri.
The fantasy show is based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher and it tells “an epic tale of fate and family as Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.”
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the executive producer and showrunner on the series and I really hope that it turns out great!
The Witcher will premiere sometime in 2019.