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Update: Latest rumor shows casting for a white Ciri | Original: Netflix looking for non-white actress to play Ciri in the Witcher tv series

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Update:

 

Rumor: Netflix 'The Witcher' Auditioning White Actresses for "Young Ciri" Role

On the heels of a recent leak regarding the casting preferences for Netflix's The Witcher series and their Ciri as a woman of colour, a new report has emerged claiming the exact opposite.

According to a recent Reddit post corroborated by several different mods under one source, casting is currently ongoing for characters like Ciri and they are specifically looking for actors of Polish descent. According to their anonymous source, they are looking for a "Caucasian/White Polish" to play the role of a younger Ciri.

"After careful examination, as well as verifying the sources, I believe it to be legitimate," added the original poster. "I have shared the information and discussed it over with the rest of the moderators, and we all unanimously find it credible."

The mod team also added, "The individual who gave us this info has agreed to have it shared on the subreddit, so that our community is aware of this and can freely discuss it in this thread. Some information we've used to verify these claims has been withheld, to protect identities.

We know this is something users are interested in, and we've used our position as mods to verify the info for you, so we felt it should be stickied."

The initial report came from a leaked National Youth Theatre ad listing and stated:

"CIRI can often be found rough-housing with the Palace hands instead of sitting in finery at the knee of the QUEEN CALANTHE, her grandmother. That is, until Cintra is massacred by the Nilfgaardians and CIRI is orphaned, left to traverse THE CONTINENT, alone. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s a direct descendent of LARA DORREN, an Elven Mage – which is why everyone in our series is after her. We follow CIRI as she evades her captors, and in the meantime, discovers her magical talents, her dark side, and the role she is to play in the coming apocalypse. We are looking for an extraordinary young talent to lead this series. She should be brave hearted and MUST have something truly special about her."

Still, the casting news for Ciri has not been confirmed and leaks aren't always the most reliable. At this point in time, the only confirmed casting we have is that of Man of Steel's Henry Cavill as the show's protagonist: Geralt of Rivia.

As with all leaks, rumors and reports - take it with a grain of salt until we have actual news from the showrunners. To catch up on all of the latest developments regarding the series, feel free to check out our Community Hub right here for the highly anticipated television show.

https://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/09/13/netflix-the-witcher-white-young-ciri-casting/

 

Original:

 

http://www.nyt.org.uk/my-account/opportunities/film-theatre-and-tv-industry-castings

 

The Witcher [Confidential] 

THE WITCHER for Netflix
Overall shoot dates: 18th October 2018 - end May 2019
Location: Budapest

CIRI
LEAD ROLE. OPTIONS REQUIRED
Cirilla. The Lion Cub of Cintra

Looking for a 16 or 15 year old BAME girl who can play down to 13/14.  Must not be older than 18 years old. 

Resilient, Relentless, Brazen, Growing.

CIRI can often be found rough-housing with the Palace hands instead of sitting in finery at the knee of the QUEEN CALANTHE, her grandmother. That is, until Cintra is massacred by the Nilfgaardians and CIRI is orphaned, left to traverse THE CONTINENT, alone.  She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s a direct descendent of LARA DORREN, an Elven Mage – which is why everyone in our series is after her. We follow CIRI as she evades her captors, and in the meantime, discovers her magical talents, her dark side, and the role she is to play in the coming apocalypse.  We are looking for an extraordinary young talent to lead this series. She should be brave hearted and MUST have something truly special about her.

The Witcher an 8 x one hour, fantasy drama for Netflix created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The West Wing, The Defenders, Daredevil) and based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski.

GERALT, a genetically enhanced monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. 

GERALT's story entwines with CIRI, an orphaned young girl who wants to find a family & YENNEFER, a powerful sorceress whose beauty and talent come at cost. 

Bound together by destiny, often against their will, the three must navigate THE CONTINENT together. And Geralt and Yennefer reliaze that they must protect this girl - who might just destroy the world. Need we say more?

If you fit the bill, please submit a headshot and CV to sophiehollandcast@gmail.com with the subject line 'NYT The Witcher' asap.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 14 September 2018

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In case you were wondering, BAME stands for Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic in the UK.

Why do SJW's have to ruin everything with this forced diversity nonsense? There is literally no reason for Ciri to be anything other than White, she is the daughter of Emhyr var Emreis, who is shown to be white, and through her mother, Pavetta Fionna Elen, she is a 3rd generation descendant of Skellige blood, Skelligens being based on real life Scandinavians.

Why does there need to be a racially diverse main cast in everything, even in series where it doesn't make sense? Can't they just have a few side characters who are minorities? Why is that not good enough, when there are plenty of other series with diverse main casts?

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 07 September 2018

Makes sense. If I've learned one thing in my time on this earth, it's that nobody likes white girls. The important thing is, it just FEELS like the right move. Very organic.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Eh. I'm not a fan of taking existing things and then twisting them. One day I'm probably going to become a hermit just so I don't need to deal with all the stupid stuff happening around the world.



I wonder if the sjw's will be outraged by a white person being portrayed by a minority.

Oh wait... White. Nvm.

I'm... Actuality not sure if I care to much though... As long as it makes sense in the show.... Which it probably won't...



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If only Hollywood did this when making "Gods of Egypt"



The author of the witcher is cool with it so I don't really care. Wasn't going to watch it anyway.



I'm more interested in the fact they are filming in Budapest. Wonder if they'll venture into the shitty areas there.



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

When they cant bother sticking to the original story or characters... thats when you know the show it going to be crap.

This is what happend to True Blood, it "stuck" to the book for 1 season, and then went down its own path (away from the books) because the movie/film industry convinced the authour it was for the best. Turns out it was a crappy play, but shes probably happy she made money from it so whatever.

Same is true for Harry Desden, a really fantastic book series, got a TV show that was horrible, because it was just invented by the film/movie writers, and makeing things up as they went along. Just useing the characters or names isnt enough.

Game of thrones has "small" stuff changed, and its acceptable, but even there I think it woulda been better if they just stuck 100% to the books. Its the exception to the rule though, generally when tv shows / movies dont do as the authors in the books, things turn out bad.

Not sure why Hollywood tv/movie writers think they can do it better than "real" authors that made beloved books.



The Witcher games and books are sexist that they decided to counter-balance it with some positivity for once on the Netflix side of things

Nicely done