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The Witcher TV Show Casts Anna Shaffer As Triss Merigold

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Netflix's The Witcher TV show has cast Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss Merigold, a talented witch who is both an ally and love interest for Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). A full cast list for the TV show was revealed alongside a first look at Cavill in costume - including a luxurious silver wig - as Geralt.

Born in London, Shaffer played the infatuated Romilda Vane, who kept trying to slip Harry love potions, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, reprising the rise in The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2. She also has a long-running role in the British soap opera Hollyoaks, and appeared in the Doctor Who spinoff series Class.

Related: Henry Cavill as The Witcher: Why The Haters Are Wrong

Shaffer's casting was revealed on the Netflix Poland Twitter account. The Witcher will also star Freya Allan as the feisty princess Ciri and Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, a powerful sorceress and another of Geralt's lovers. The rest of the show's cast follows:

  • Eamon Farren - Cahir
  • Joey Batey - Jaskier
  • Lars Mikkelsen - Stregobor
  • Royce Pierreson – Istredd
  • Maciej Musiał - Sir Lazlo
  • Wilson Radjou-Pujalte - Dara
  • Rebecca Benson - Marilka
  • Shane Attwooll - Nohorn
  • Luke Neal - Vyr
  • Matthew Neal - Nimir
  • Tobi Bamtefa - Danek
  • Sonny Serkis - Martin
  • Roderick Hill - Fletcher
  • Inge Beckmann - Aridea
  • Charlotte O’Leary - Tiffania
  • Natasha Culzac - Toruviel
  • Amit Shah - Torque
  • Tom Canton - Filavandrel

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The Witcher TV show was created by Lauren S. Hissrich, whose previous work includes Netflix's Marvel series Daredevil and The Defenders. The show is based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, though the franchise is better known by the critically-acclaimed series of video games developed by CD Projekt RED. Cavill's character, Geralt, is a Witcher - a warrior put through gruelling training from childhood and genetically modified for one purpose: to hunt and kill monsters. Geralt famously carries two swords on his back: a silver sword for monsters, and a steel sword for people.

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Triss is one of the most prominent supporting characters in the games. Skilled in the art of magic-wielding, Triss co-founded a secret cabal of magic users called the Lodge of Sorceresses, and is a key figure in the politics of the Continent - the fictional magical world where The Witcher is set. It will be interesting to see Shaffer's take on the fan-favorite character when The Witcher arrives on Netflix next year.

More: The Witcher Creator Seeks $16 Million in Royalties From CD Projekt Red

The Witcher season 1 will release on Netflix in 2019.

Source: Netflix (h/t Daniel D. Fox)

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