1. Potterson

    Potterson
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    I've found this casting ad: http://www.nyt.org.uk/my-account/opportunities/film-theatre-and-tv-industry-castings

    For anyone worried this will be white-only cast.

    Whoever gets the role, I bet will get harrassed online by racist trolls...

    Update: Showrunner's thoughts on casting POC:

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  2. Platy

    Platy
    Member

    See ? it is not that hard
     
  3. Son Lamar

    Son Lamar
    Member

    Lol yes I want that rage so bad
     
  4. Betty

    Betty
    Member

    Wonder if they'll work a discrimination aspect to her character on top of all the crap Witcher's seem to get in the world.
     
  5. Vicious79

    Vicious79
    Member

    Shouldn’t that be in the other board?
     
  6. Was she not white in source material? I'm confused.
     
  7. KeyBladerXIII

    KeyBladerXIII
    Member

    As long as the hair is white.
     
  8. SieteBlanco

    SieteBlanco
    Member

    She was, but they don't want a big budget Netflix project to have an all-white cast.
     
  9. Illusion

    Illusion
    Member

    As long as she has ashen hair they can pick whomever they want.
     
  10. Strafer

    Strafer
    The Flagpole Is Wider Member

    Please, whoever gets cast, please disable your Twitter account.
     
  11. Bufbaf

    Bufbaf
    Member

    The usual suspects are already up in arms, I'm legit worried about the girl that'll get the role. She's gonna get harrassed to hell and back.
     
  12. Rolodzeo

    Rolodzeo
    Member

    I don't understand, isn't she whitest white in the games? Is she different in the books?
     
  13. hairaz

    hairaz
    Member

    Well considering that a 15/16 yo girl will be the victim of all this rage, I'm not sure we do want it ...
     
  14. Oh right. Surely you can cast other ethnicity in roles not already established?

    Seems odd to change it from the game to the show.
     
  15. Lunar15

    Lunar15
    Member

    yep, basically this.
     
  16. snausages

    snausages
    Member

    And a big scar, please.
     
  17. ArnoldJRimmer

    ArnoldJRimmer
    Member

    She's like snow white in the games at least. But meh, I'm all for diversity. As long as adult Ciri is hotness I'm in :p
     
  18. Icemonk191

    Icemonk191
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    Oh god I'm just imagining the rage this is gonna get from the capital G Gamers crowd.

    R/Gamingcirclejerk will be able to mine this shit for years.
     
  19. SieteBlanco

    SieteBlanco
    Member

    Book.
     
  20. NewDonkStrong

    NewDonkStrong
    Member

    The show isn't based on the games and the real creator of the Witcher told the showrunner that he was totally in favor of diversity in the show.
     
  21. Tomato, tomato.
     
  22. ArnoldJRimmer

    ArnoldJRimmer
    Member

    Weren't the books supposedly even more raunchy than the game?
     
  23. John Dunbar

    John Dunbar
    Member

    they are looking for a 16 or 15 year old girl who must not be older than 18.
     
  24. No_Face

    No_Face
    Member

    This is gonna go down well, I'm sure...
     
  25. DaciaJC

    DaciaJC
    Member

    Seems a silly choice given the source material.
     
  26. OG_Thrills

    OG_Thrills
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    And?
     
  27. NewDonkStrong

    NewDonkStrong
    Member

    The show isn't being made by Daniel Vavra.
     
  28. XDevil666

    XDevil666
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    I mean I get it, but why especially if the characters are written that way
     
  29. Winterreise

    Winterreise
    Member

    • User Banned (1 week): false equivalencies surrounding race.
    Couldn't care less who they cast, or what ethnicity, so long as they are decent at acting.

    That being said, considering the uproar when things are flipped the other way and roles get whitewashed, I can't imagine this being any less of a shitstorm. No one ever takes well to a character's ethnicity being changed.

    Hope the chosen actress is prepared and informed.
     
  30. Of course, this will be dismissed entirely by the usual suspects.
     
  31. Lifendz

    Lifendz
    Member

    Interesting. So it's going to be based on the books, not the games, but they're willing to make changes like this and risk upsetting the fanbase? Awesome. More interested in the casting than I ever was before. Maybe we get a BAME Yen as well. This thing can't release soon enough for me.
     
  32. ody

    ody
    Community Resettler Member

    Rustled jimmies I hear
     
  33. Fishsnot

    Fishsnot
    Member

    Is this really a problem in 2018?
    Can't people grow the fuck up. I hate racists!
     
  34. Rouk'

    Rouk'
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    I'm fine with it honestly. If this means the series will take more liberties from the source material, I'm all in. There's too much to be done in a single season.
     
  35. vestan

    vestan
    Member

    Just going to leave this here before this thread devolves into a shitshow

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    I'm interested in seeing who they cast tbh. I've got high hopes for this.
     
  36. K.Jack

    K.Jack
    Member

    The internet hate machine is getting into gear like creating Orcs for Mordor. This is sadly going to be depressingly ugly.
     
  37. SieteBlanco

    SieteBlanco
    Member

    This will be a shitstorm because people are dumb racists, but the situations aren't comparable at all.
     
  38. Saifu

    Saifu
    Member

    Asian Ciri LET'S GOO!!
     
  39. DaciaJC

    DaciaJC
    Member

    Not sure what your point is or how Vavra fits into this.
     
  40. NewDonkStrong

    NewDonkStrong
    Member

    The creator said The Witcher is supposed to be a diverse world and he in fact hates that his books feature CDPR's artwork on the covers now. He'll probably be happy when the books get new editions featuring the cast of the show.
     
  41. Maquiladora

    Maquiladora
    Member

    Good. More diversity is always good.
     
  42. Well done
     
  43. Glio

    Glio
    Member

    I just thought that Jaskier with a Hispanic or Arab actor could be very good.
     
  44. Rouk'

    Rouk'
    Member

    I mean... There hasn't been any hateful comment yet. So you will be probably right soon, but not yet.
     
  45. NewDonkStrong

    NewDonkStrong
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    Nobody is making a whites only show in 2018, especially with a budget of this magnitude.
     
  46. Remember

    Remember
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    Everyone is describing Storm.

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  47. Becks'

    Becks'
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    I can just imagine threads on Reddit and #BoycottNetflix #BoycottWitcher hashtags already. I am happy with anyone. Just be a good performer.
     
  48. BAME? Black, Asian, Middle Eastern? Or am I completely off?
     
  49. Winterreise

    Winterreise
    Member

    Well, it is comparable in that it's a character's ethnicity being changed - and only in that sense. I used the whitewashing example as I see it in the news more (thankfully so).

    Hopefully everyone understands that the original author supports this change and it's a non-issue, but I don't expect that at all. Fingers crossed we never see any complaints, especially about such a young actress!
     
  50. Winter47th

    Winter47th
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    Why can't she be Asian?