The Witcher Showrunner Responds to Claims About Having Henry Cavill Replaced

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There's been some concern over Henry Cavill's role in Netflix's live-action adaptation of The Witcher.

Last weekend, Netflix held a panel for The Witcher at the 2019 London Comic-Con. During the panel, fans were met with the surprising revelation that the series would not be told from the point of view of Geralt of Rivia but instead from the POV of the show's two lead female characters. This tactic has sparked a few questions about Cavill's screentime in the series, and news sites have been openly speculating whether the series was trying to promote its female characters at Geralt's expense.

Taking to Twitter, The Witcher showrunner Lauren S.Hissrich has decided to address these types of comments, revealing that the show wouldn't be entirely from Ciri and Yen's point of view.

"The show is not solely from their point of view, but more importantly – the idea that having rounded female characters somehow makes the male characters less rounded is ludicrous and reductive. I think you'll find there's room for everyone to shine," Hissrich wrote in response to fans concerned that the characters might overshadow Geralt in The Witcher.

The showrunner also responded to fans looking to confirm whether or not the series would be "affected by feminism or LGBT" things, saying that viewers shouldn't be concerned. To Hissrich, the series shows strong and flawed male and female characters that both shine and fail.

"it's a portrayal of actual life, not an agenda," the showrunner writes on Twitter.

It seems like there are fans concerned about the series pushing an SJW agenda, though we don't really mind a series subtly pushing for diversity and inclusion.

The Witcher is set to release on December 20, 2019.


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