[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9463″ img_size=”580×322″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series has generated a lot of buzz since Henry Cavill had been cast as main lead Geralt. Now, we are learning that Anna Shaffer has been brought in for the show in the role of Triss Merigold.

So far the series has an impressive cast with Cavill, Shaffer, as well as Eamon Farren, Joey Batey, Lars Mikkelsen, Royce Pierreson, Miciej Musiat, and Wilson Radjou-Pujalte.

What’s unique about The Witcher is that the actors are reading from new scenes, as opposed to the script. Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich says this is so not to spoil anything by it being leaked onto the internet.

“Normally, when casting a show, the casting director pulls character-specific scenes from the pilot script for actors’ auditions. However, because we’re casting internationally (which means lots of emails and self-tapes) and because we know by now the internet keeps no secrets,” she began, “the writing staff has instead created entirely new scenes for our main characters. These are written to illustrate the precise tone, vibe, depth, and emotional resonance we need from Geralt and friends… but voila! They are spoiler-free, for us and for you.”

“Which means if you start seeing Witcher scenes floating around the internet in the coming weeks — yes, they’re probably real! But no, they won’t give anything away as to the stories we’re telling, or the ways we’re telling them. You’re safe. For now. And hells yes, his name is Jaskier.”

The Witcher will hit Netflix in 2019.

Source: CB


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