‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Takes Twitter Break Amid Casting Controversy

Many In ‘The Witcher’ Fanbase Are Upset About a Casting Call

The showrunner for Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher show announced on Monday that she was taking “a Twitter hiatus” in order to have more time to write the show’s season finale. This decision comes as many The Witcher fans have expressed anger over a casting call for Ciri, the adopted daughter of the show’s protagonist, Geralt.

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Ciri from The Witcher

“It’s time for a Twitter hiatus,” tweeted the showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich, on Monday. “The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more — or we won’t have a damn finale. Be back soon with more insight and more Roach. Be nice to each other, okay?”

Hissrich didn’t specifically say that this decision was made due to the casting backlash.

The aforementioned casting call is looking for a teenaged Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) actress to play Ciri. The official webpage that detailed this is no longer available which suggests that this was a leak and wasn’t meant to be public info.

The show is currently scheduled to come out next year, according to Hissrich.

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