“The Witcher” on Netflix: Characters and First Details
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich also confirmed that the pilot script is ready
The first details on The Witcher series from Netflix: on her Twitter, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich confirmed that the pilot series script was ready, and also revealed a list of characters and their descriptions.
Geralt: Stoic, circumspect, balanced and fierce. Soft and squishy in a tiny place in his heart that he'll never reveal until maybe the end and even then it will just be a hint.
Yennifer: Fiery, proud, shrewd and contradictory.: Seeking to fill a family-sized hole in her heart even though she resents it and swears she's just fine on her own but she is not and we love her for being both independent and vulnerable.
Ciri: Resilient, relentless, brazen and growing. She's going to change the world and what the hell is she supposed to do except be scared and be bold and learn and adapt and find a family who can walk by her side no matter what and maybe just maybe teach her the meaning of love.
Roach: Ladylike. Faithful. Psychic. Attentive. Really annoyed with this game because we can’t pretend all Roaches are the same so she’d prefer some singularity and individual recognition instead of all being lumped together by blatantly horsist people.
Jaskir (Buttercup): Extravagant. Caddish. Loose-lipped. Loyal. Hides behind the exterior of an idiot when in actuality he- is the keeper of Geralt’s realities (even if he exaggerates his own heroics) AND the truths of the world which means he’s far more important than we realize.
Triss Merigold: Spunky. Idealistic. Insecure. Conflicted. Young and naive and lacking the confidence of sorceresses which means she is ripe for manipulation but when she finally transcends the crap she has a chance to be loved as herself and not as "the third-wheel with Yen.»
Cahir: Conflicted. Charismatic. Haunted. Pure of heart. Despite being young, he's like a relic of a simpler time when knights in shining armor always won the girl but now in the face of harsh reality he must learn what it means to actually be heroic and brave for others.
Regis: Eloquent. Ensconced. Worldly. Haunted. The worst of the worst who transforms into the best of the best or at least he strives to be. It's the most incredible journey to watch as an evil-addicted monster becomes the essence of- humanity personified in the hansa.
Vilgefortz: Mercenary. Conspiratorial. Power-hungry. Ruthless. Handsome as all get out which is important because, as Geralt says, “one could expect anything from a man looking like this.” He is the essence of evil hidden behind beauty which makes him very, very dangerous.
Emhyr: Imperialistic. Ruthless. Monarchical. Masquerader. Above all, he's a survivor having spent most his life running and pretending so it's no wonder he craves power because what's more stable than being on top (and what's better than a villain whose head you kinda get.)
Milva: Saucy. Savage. Conciliatory. Commonsense. The epitome of the novels' shades of grey who embodies unrequited romance and also unbelievable strength and also the skills to kill and also the ability to crusade for peace and also and also and also.
Leo Bonart: Sadistic. Ghoulish. Ruthlessly efficient. Hedonistic. His depth lies in his lack of depth because we keep searching for reason or redemption, and in fact there is none. He is just a cold brutal soul who desires to be colder. What's more terrifying than that?
Borch Three Jackdaws/Villentretenmerth: Perceptive. Protective. Merciful. The most beautiful. An observer/philosopher/seeker of freedom which means he didn't kill just because he could, but rather sought to understand why others wanted to kill him which is EVERYTHING.
Angouleme: Sharp. (Anything but) Simple. A phoenix from the flames. The missing piece. Determined to survive the shit despite never being given the tools to do so and found a family where she least expected but also found what it meant to be loyal to someone other than herself.
Yarpen Zigrin: Feisty. Fierce. Wise. A diplomat of the highest order. His gruff demeanor and crude language belies an intelligent soul who has his finger on the pulse of the Continent’s complicated landscape and who’s well on his way to a life in politics. VOTE FOR YARPEN!
Netflix's The Witcher will be based on the works of Andrzej Sapkowski, from which three super-popular games, several comics series, a board game, and a Polish TV series have also been released. Schmidt Hissrich will be the executive producer and show runner for The Witcher.
"Game of Thrones" director Alik Sakharov will shoot several episodes of The Witcher. Filming of the 8-series project will begin on November 5 in Budapest and will last until May 2019. The premiere is scheduled for 2020. In addition, it is reported that the series will be one of the most expensive projects from Netflix.
Casting for the leading roles has already been announced. Earlier, actor Henry Cavill expressed the desire to play Geralt and was eventually hired. Fans of the books by Andrzej Sapkowski, acting as the casting director found, in their opinion, the ideal candidates for the role of The Witcher and Yennifer: little-known American actors Michael McIntyre and Sarah Wiley, whose record of service includes only one short film each. Fans were also concerned when a script was leaked, but the network assured fans that it was only a casting side, a script written for auditions which is not intended to appear in the show.
The first promo photos of the main characters appeared on the Web, as well as a new poster and logo, which you can see below.