Ciri in Netflix Witcher series probably won't be white

Oct 28, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Well considering that a 15/16 yo girl will be the victim of all this rage, I'm not sure we do want it ...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Feb 28, 2018
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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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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.
 
Jan 10, 2018
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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.
 
Dec 28, 2017
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Just going to leave this here before this thread devolves into a shitshow



I'm interested in seeing who they cast tbh. I've got high hopes for this.
 
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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.
This will be a shitstorm because people are dumb racists, but the situations aren't comparable at all.
 
Nov 7, 2017
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I mean I get it, but why especially if the characters are written that way
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.
 
Dec 7, 2017
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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.
 
Feb 28, 2018
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This will be a shitstorm because people are dumb racists, but the situations aren't comparable at all.
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!