Wednesday, October 10, 2018

From novels to role playing games to streaming media The Witcher is now making its mark in an Netflix upcoming original series.

If you have been a fan of the ‎ role-playing game The Witcher you will love knowing that your favorite characters are coming to Netflix in a live action series. This series is based on the fantasy novels of Polish writer, Andrzej Sapkowski.

The good news today is that it was announced that the actresses Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra were cast in the roles of Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon (better known as Ciri and Yennefer of Vengerberg. The actresses play opposite Henry Cavill who is to play Geralt of Rivia. This live action fantasy drama is perhaps Netflix most interesting original series to date because The Witcher is an multi-award PC game that has been around since the days of Atari. I am sure some of you remember the Atari games and consoles.
In the game The Witcher follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher: a traveling monster hunter for hire, gifted with unnatural powers. The story takes place in a fictional medieval world.  on Geralt of Rivia is also known as "the White Wolf", who at the beginning of the game suffers from amnesia. He gradually learns that he was a very renowned witcher, and that he had friends and enemies almost everywhere, who remember him but whom he does not remember. Through the player's actions, he will redefine those relationships and choose his path in the political intrigue that surrounds him.

Also in the game, Ciri, was born in 1253, and most likel during the Belleteyn holiday. She was the sole princess of Cintra, the daughter of Pavetta and Emhyr var Emreis (who was using the alias "Duny" at the time) as well as Queen Calanthe's granddaughter.

After Geralt of Rivia helped lift Duny's curse, Duny asked what reward the witcher would like and Geralt proclaimed the Law of Surprise, as it turned out Pavetta was pregnant with Ciri, unbeknownst to Duny.

On the other hand, Yennefer  was born in 1173, and she had a rough childhood from the moment she was born, having been born a hunchback. Her father immediately detested her due to this deformity and blamed Yennefer's mother for it, claiming it was through her side, with mages and elven blood, not to mention her having had an abortion before, that caused the deformity. Her mother initially tried to protect Yennefer, believing it was by the will of the gods, but her father still struck Yennefer until one day he left them both for someone else. After this, her mother, upset that her husband had left, also began to beat her own daughter.

During the Battle of Sodden Hill she was blinded by Fringilla Vigo, a Nilfgaardian sorceress. Her sight was later magically restored but she still bore the emotional scars.
Like most sorceresses, she was sterile. She secretly sought a way of restoring her fertility. She gave her motherly love to Ciri - the child destined for Geralt by the Law of Surprise - teaching her about magic while in Ellander, at the Temple of Melitele under the watchful eye of Nenneke.

Added to the  list of The Witcher's  cast members are Jodhi May playing Queen Calanthe of Cintra; Björn Hlynur Haraldsson will play her husband, Eist. Adam Levy will play Mousesack the Druid; MyAnna Buring is the head of the magical academy named Tissaia; Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read play the two apprentice sorcerers, Fringilla and Sabrina; and finally, Millie Brady will play an outcast princess, Renfri.

If the Witcher is anything like Game of Thrones, it will make history for Andrzej Sapkowski and Netflix.

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