#TheWitcher on cast: Who is in the cast of The Witcher? ...

has announced 10 of the cast members who are appearing in its upcoming adaptation of video game series The Witcher.

The eight-episode series will be led by Henry Cavill playing monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

Other casting announced by for The Witcher includes the actors playing Ciri, Queen Calanthe and Eist.

Here’s the cast of ’s The Witcher so far:

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Geralt of Rivia - Henry Cavill

Superman actor Henry Cavill was announced in the main role of Geralt back in September, making The Witcher his first TV role since leaving The Tudors in 2010.

Ciri - Freya Allan

Cintra princess and Geralt’s ward Ciri will be brought to life by Freya Allan, a young actress who has appeared in AMC’s Into the Badlands and will soon star in the BBC’s upcoming adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

This casting of a white actress to play Ciri follows a rumour that producers were looking for a BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) actress to play the character, sparking controversy among some fans of the videogame.

Queen Calanthe - Jodhi May

The ruler of the realm of Cintra is to be played by Jodhi May, who recently appeared in the Einstein series of Genius and has a history of appearing in costume dramas like Emma, Daniel Deronda and Tipping the Velvet.

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Eist - Björn Hlynur Haraldsson

Calanthe’s husband and knight Eist will be brought to the screen by Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Icelandic actor whose English language credits include Fortitude and The Borgias.

Mousesack - Adam Levy

Adam Levy will star as druid Mousesack. His recent roles includes characters in

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