Now, Hissrich did previously say this about casting the series:
Will I move through the book and start changing people’s cultural heritage or ethnic makeup or gender because I’m feeling really “liberal” that day? No. That’s ridiculous and contrary to what ANY writer would do, because we are storytellers. Story comes first.
So, seeing reports of casting a woman of color obviously came as a surprise to a lot of hardcore fans that are looking for a proper adaptation of the classic book series from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
While various other groups are looking for representation in Hollywood entertainment these days, the Polish community wants theirs as well.
When previously talking about the show, Hissrich assured fans that it would not be a watered down version of the story.
The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown previously released the following statement offering some additional insight into the story:
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”
It was recently reported that Henry Cavill would take on the role of Geralt in the series. With all these conflicting reports going around, it’s going to be interesting to see how the rest of the cast comes together.
What do you think about all of these reports regarding the casting of Ciri and how the Polish fans are reacting to it?