More Casting News For Netflix's THE WITCHER Series
Fans are eagerly waiting to learn anything they can about Netflix’s series adaptation of The Witcher. The latest casting is of Anita Olatunji. According to Olatunji’s Spotlight.com page, she will be playing the role of Woman. This is a very vague role, and many are expecting that it will actually be revealed that she is Vea, one of two Zerrikanian warriors known for their skills with a blade.
If you take a look at the Spotlight page, you’ll notice that Olatunji appears to have a wide array of skills including tae kwon do, fencing, swimming, tennis, yoga, jazz dancing, piano, and ballet to name a few. If her acting is good, I think she could make a great addition to many films and shows over big names that are cast simply for star power.
Callum Coates (Street Fighter: Resurrection) was also cast in the series. Unfortunately, there’s no information on who Coates will be playing at this time.
There’s still no word on when Netflix plans to release the show based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, but my guess is next year. Who would you want to see Olatunji or Coates play?
The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown previously released the following statement offering some additional insight into the story:
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”
Henry Cavill is set to take on the lead role of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who "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."