He’s given Hissrich’s casting choice his approval. ... “Not that it is unacceptable to plug in a bunch of black actors. Upset? Last week’s trailer-reveal at SDCC was the moment I and everyone else had been waiting for: the first in-motion footage of the show and our first glimpse of its actors playing the characters we all know and love. Netflix has decided to turn a lot of other characters non-White as well, and their choices aren’t random either. I think we can now say the drama over leaked and released images looking low-budget prior to the trailer was much ado about nothing; Netflix’s Witcher adaptation is definitely not some sort of half-baked cash-in on a popular license. Official Sites Netflix announced they would be developing a series for the Witcher a while ago, but the casting has just now started to take place, the first large tumbler falling into place with Henry Cavill cast in the role of Geralt (and effectively solidifying his departure of playing Superman in DC’s movie franchise). Check out this side-by-side comparison of Netflix's The Witcher cast opposite their video game counterparts, with newly-released photos from Netflix featuring Henry … Netflix’s The Witcher is (hopefully) going to be the game-to-screen adaptation that we want and deserve, but it seems the project is hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.. People have started a petition to block the casting of “black, Asian and those of non-white ethnic backgrounds” for the upcoming show after a casting call surfaced looking for an actress to play Ciri. My impression is that it all looks quite promising. Except nobody can really provide any evidence to support the claim that The Witcher has anything to do with Slavic mythology. There has been controversy among fans over the casting of Ciri. So now both of Geralt’s love interests are non-White women. I’ve been shocked to see once peaceful and friendly communities deteriorate into cesspools of discontent, anger, and borderline racism. The Witcher The Witcher The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings The Witcher III: Wild Hunt; Season 1 Season 2; 2001 2002 2019 2021 2007 2011 2015; Geralt of Rivia The Witcher: Michał Żebrowski M: Henry Cavill M: Henry Cavill M: Jacek Rozenek: Maciej Łagodziński Y: Tristan Ruggeri Y: Ciri of Cintra Lady of Time and Space: Marta Bitner: Freya Allan M: Jo Wyatt: Anna Cieślak Never mind the fact that Sapkowski, the creator whose visions these angered fans are so riled up about Netflix “spoiling,” is himself part of the show’s team. Only weeks ago I was giggling to myself as someone tried to explain that Ariel from The Little Mermaid couldn’t possibly be black because the sun’s rays don’t penetrate at the depth she typically swims at. Furthermore, the author himself ridiculed the very idea of ‘Slavic fantasy’ on several occasions, especially in his manifesto entitled ‘Piróg, or No Gold in Grey Mountains.'”. | With Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Yasen Atour, Basil Eidenbenz. Making the situation all the harder to understand is that anti-racism is one of the key themes Sapkowski seeks to underline through his novels. Here’s why. ... gaffer (16 episodes, 2019-2021) Adam Coles. “The game – with all due respect to it, but let’s finally say it openly – is not an ‘alternative version’, nor a sequel. And I’m not the only one, either; scrolling through these comment sections you’ll see dozens of greyed out names indicating members that have left as a result after being similarly appalled. This page was last edited on 14 May 2020, at 15:40. On the contrary, the only material I can find on the subject refutes that claim completely. If i remember correctly there were only 2 white guys in Black Panter and nether of them were main characters but it was ok with me becase the movie was set in africa. The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg, Freya … Also known as the Bloody Baron, Phillip Strenger has fought several wars prior to the events of Witcher 3.James Clyde, the actors behind this character, has played for several films & series about war and action, including New Tricks, The Bill, and Black Earth Rising.. “Not that it is unacceptable to plug in a bunch of black actors. Considering the fact that the series will likely have to condense much of the overarching story, it makes sense to cast someone like Freya Allan, with regards to age. Netflix's Witcher series is starting to come into focus as the preliminary details continue to be locked down. One academic paper, written by a Polish author from the University of Krakow, reads: “Although the game is based on a series of novels sometimes dubbed ‘Slavic fantasy’, The Witcher Saga is, in fact, noticeably critical of the idea of Slavicness as a basis for a fantasy narrative. ... Black Earth Rising and films like Cinderella, The Legend of Tarzan and The Last Dragonslayer. For that reason, it’s hard not to feel like some of the naysayers are hiding their own prejudicial sentiments underneath a pretense of concern about a verbatim adherence to franchise lore. Created by Lauren Schmidt. ... A cam 1st ac main unit/C cam operator / 1st ac 'b' cam and steadicam (12 episodes, 2019-2021) Simonics Balázs. Lucas Englander as Chireadan, a healer elf from the Redanian city of Rinde. | Danish actor Thue Ersted Rasmussen, known for 2019's Sunday and slated to appear in F9 in 2021, will play the witcher named Eskel, who in the books was particularly close to Geralt among the witchers. Yet even if these sorts of reactions are sadly predictable, I still find it bewildering in principle that some people can’t understand and come to terms with why inclusiveness is so important and so necessary. Angst has instead now turned to the aforementioned Chalotra and Shaffar. In writing The Witcher franchise, it would likely (understandably) not have occurred to Sapkowski to incorporate racial diversity for his Polish audience.