Who Is Cahir in Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’? Eamon Farren Is The Black Knight


The new trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher has fans of the franchise more excited than ever. Based on the acclaimed novels and short stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the eight-part series tells the story of Geralt, a mutated monster hunter who tries to defeat evil.

While Geralt is one of the main characters, fans of the story were especially excited about the first glimpse of Cahir, the Black Knight. Here’s everything we know about the character of Cahir in The Witcher (which premieres on Netflix on Dec. 20).

Who is Cahir in Netflix’s The Witcher?

The first thing you need to know about Cahir is that “Cahir” is actually just a nickname. His full name is Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach (so you can see why he goes by Cahir). Back in February 2018, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich summed up Cahir’s character in one tweet. “CAHIR IS: Conflicted. Charismatic. Haunted. Pure of heart,” she said.

She then added: “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.” Whew. That’s… a lot.

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Eventually, Cahir abandons his mission entirely and ends up joining Geralt and his companions. It is then that he has to decide what he is willing to sacrifice.

Who plays Cahir in the Netflix series The Witcher?

The character of Cahir will be played by Australian actor Eamon Farren. You may recognize him from the recent Twin Peaks revival, in which he played the character of Richard Horne. 

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In a 2012 interview with Vogue, Eamon said that he always knew he wanted to be an actor. “I can’t remember a time when I didn’t watch a movie and think: ‘That’s what I want to do,’” he said. “Growing up, people said you have to have a plan B. I never felt that, I always thought, nah, this is what I’m going to do.”

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Since first appearing as Levi Miller in the 2002 TV movie The Outsider, Eamon has taken on a variety of challenging and poignant roles, including the starring role as Rabbit in Jennifer Lynch’s Chained — the story of a young boy enslaved and raised by a serial killer.

The Witcher premieres on Netflix on Dec. 20.




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