The Witcher Showrunner Addresses Ciri Casting Controversy

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There is little doubt that Henry Cavill's casting in The Witcher TV series was met with some raised eyebrows. However, the rumored casting call for Ciri certainly had several fans grumbling about the character not being Slavic. Interestingly, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich may have put an end to these rumors.

There have been speculations that the Netflix series is looking for a "BAME" actress to play Cirilla. "BAME" stands for "Black, Asian, and other non-white minority ethnic" and the description has had people complaining that the show is trying to change the way Ciri is portrayed in the books and video games.

Hissrich has ignored comments about the rumored casting call but somehow addressed it in response to a comment on an unrelated tweet. Check out her post below.

It sounds like Hissrich is denying that a "BAME" actress will be cast for Ciri but it could also mean that she is choosing to ignore negative comments about the casting. For now, it's safe to say that Hissrich has finalized how the series will conclude. We'll have to wait for more updates on Ciri's casting in the near future.

Hissrich recently confirmed the official synopsis for The Witcher TV series. It reads as follows:

"The Witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts."

The show is expected to begin production later this year. It is then set to premiere on Netflix by 2019.


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