Netflix's THE WITCHER Series Adds Blair Kincaid and Ossian Perret
Many fans are excited for Netflix’s series adaptation of The Witcher. Now, as a reminder, the adaptation is of the books and not the video games. We know that Henry Cavill is set to play Geralt, and now we have two more names to add to the cast list. Blair Kincaid from Rough and Wild Rose has been cast as Crach an Craite. Meanwhile, Gaia Mondadoir, who has previously been cast in an undisclosed role has taken to Instagram to share a picture of herself and Kincaid.
The second casting announcement is Ossian Perret in an undisclosed role. Perret’s previous projects include Sanctuary and Grantchester. Who do you think Perret will be playing?
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the executive producer and showrunner on the series, and she's joined by Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Charlotte Brändström, who will direct portions of the eight-episode first season. Sakharov will direct four episodes, including the first. Garcia Lopez and Brändström will direct two each.
The show is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book and CD Projekt Red's game trilogy. When previously talking about the show, Hissrich assured fans that it would not be a watered down version of the dark and hardcore story that fans love.
Geralt of Rivia is 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."
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.”