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When it was made official by Netflix, that The Witcher is becoming a tv series. Fans all around the world, have glued there eyes and ears for every bit of information that comes out about the yet to start shooting tv series. A recent casting call came up pointing at the induction of an actor in the role of Ciri In The Netflix Series but with some major changes.
After the announcement of Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt of Riva, this next casting was the expected one. Every fan was looking towards this very casting because Ciri is one of the characters around who the whole story revolves.
This is the spot where it gets interesting. According to the casting add by the National Youth Theatre, the Netflix is,
Looking for a 16 or 15-year-old BAME, which stands for ‘black, Asian, and minority ethnic’ girl who can play down to 13/14. Must not be older than 18 years old.
There are mixed views about the news. Some say that Ciri should be white as she is in the original literature, or as in the CD Projekt Reds game adaptation. Most are fine with the casting as the world is too big and there is no defined ethnicity in this multicultural world.
In the ad listing, along with the detail on the actor requirement, they have also provided a brief introduction of Ciri In The Netflix Series and what her role will be in the story. It goes like this.
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 release date of the series if yet to be confirmed, but the shooting of the series will start soon. We will be updating new information as soon as it comes out. Do let us know how you feel about this news in the comments below.