According to Comicbook.com a casting ad placed for The Netflix Witcher series alludes to significant changes to one of the series stars, Ciri. The ad from the National Youth Theatre reads as such:
“looking for a 16 or 15 year old BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) girl who can play down to 13/14.”
More from the listing:
“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.”
The series begins shooting next month with Henry Cavill cast as Geralt of Rivia.
Those who frequent this site already know my stance on madness like this. Race-bending is a disgusting, lazy practice that quite frankly should be against the law.
You want a brown, yellow or whatever color character? Make one. Let them stand on their own two feet. On their own merits.
No one respects a line cutter. No one wants to be cat-fished.
But I don’t expect SJW scum to understand the concept of earning one’s position.
I’ve never played Witcher or read the books by Andrzej Sapkowski but I know the rage of having a beloved character butchered in the name of political correctness.
If this truly comes to pass than I wholeheartedly support the backlash.
Break out the knives my friends…cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.