Will the Witcher Netflix series be faithful to the books and games? What about the characters?
The Witcher series at Netflix has been getting a lot of buzz recently, especially because of their casting of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Riveria. And now, we’re getting casting notes for some of the other characters. One that is getting the eye of many though is Ciri, who is labeled as something a bit different, as castors are looking for a non-white female to portray her despite the books and games having her be white. This is her official description:
“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.”