What’s up with The Witcher? Is the team getting backlash for their casting?
Gamers were excited to see/hear that The Witcher was going to be coming to Netflix via a live-action series, which has now been confirmed to star Superman star Henry Cavill. However, there has been backlash in other areas, including the reveal that Ciri, another main character, won’t be looking like she did in the game, or as noted in the books. Instead, they’re apparently intending to hire a person of color.
To be clear, in the books, Ciri is described as white skinned and having white hair, so to “purists” of both the books and the games, this is a bad move. The backlash for this has gotten so bad that the showrunner for the series has taken a “Twitter Hiatus”
It’s time for a Twitter hiatus. The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more — or we won’t have a damn finale. Be back soon with more insight and more Roach. Be nice to each other, okay?
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 10, 2018
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