Some info concerning the casting of the character Ciri in Netflix’s The Witcher collection not too long ago leaked and the followers have been going nuts over it. That casting leak acknowledged that producers had been seeking to solid a girl of coloration within the function for Ciri, who’s historically of Polish first rate.
Social media obtained so scorching over the subject that it induced author, producer, and showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich to take a go away of absence from Twitter. There was then a conflicting report that got here out on Reddit saying that they had been on the lookout for a white actress to play a younger Ciri within the collection, which might keep true to the supply materials.
Followers of The Witcher property appear to be cut up on the matter, however the Polish neighborhood are talking out towards the rumored casting path for Ciri, a few of them are even saying that it’s a “molestation” of their tradition. They really feel that The Witcher is a chance for correct slavic illustration they usually aren’t proud of Hollywood’s liberal agenda.
Listed below are just a few tweets that mirror lots of what others are saying:
The individuals of Poland need our story instructed the way in which it was written. You foreigners that need one thing totally different can change one other story. We’ve waited too lengthy for this as a individuals to have it molested by foreigners.
— Jim (@LFCKPK) September 13, 2018
Westerners try to destroy our tradition. By no means belief western media and cease supporting their propaganda. They may disrespect your tradition after which they’ll name you a racist for defending it. #Netflix #Witcher #witchernetflix #Ciri pic.twitter.com/FIEgRwfdUf
— Ręce Boga 🇵🇱 (@Slava_Narodowi) September 9, 2018
Slavic tradition lastly will get an opportunity at some good illustration within the West that goes past the drained tropes that Hollywood has thrown at us for many years and y'all determine to mess with that by making Ciri blatantly non-Slavic? #Witcher #netflix #ciri
— Godfrey (@satansdankuncle) September eight, 2018
Now, Hissrich did beforehand say this about casting the collection:
Will I transfer by the guide and begin altering individuals’s cultural heritage or ethnic make-up or gender as a result of I’m feeling actually “liberal” that day? No. That’s ridiculous and opposite to what ANY author would do, as a result of we’re storytellers. Story comes first.
So, seeing studies of casting a girl of coloration clearly got here as a shock to lots of hardcore followers which are on the lookout for a correct adaptation of the basic guide collection from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.
Whereas varied different teams are on the lookout for illustration in Hollywood leisure today, the Polish neighborhood desires theirs as effectively.
When beforehand speaking in regards to the present, Hissrich assured followers that it will not be a watered down model of the story.
The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with coaching and physique modification, develop supernatural talents at a younger age to battle lethal beasts. Government producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown beforehand launched the next assertion providing some further perception into the story:
“The Witcher tales comply with an unconventional household that comes collectively to combat for reality in a harmful world. The characters are unique, humorous and always shocking and we are able to’t wait to carry them to life at Netflix, the proper residence for revolutionary storytelling.”
It was not too long ago reported that Henry Cavill would tackle the function of Geralt within the collection. With all these conflicting studies going round, it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how the remainder of the solid comes collectively.
What do you consider all of those studies concerning the casting of Ciri and the way the Polish followers are reacting to it?