We won’t be hearing much about Neflix’s The Witcher series for a while, at least from showrunner Lauren Hissrich.
The showrunner for The Witcher TV series adaption, Lauren Hissrich, is taking a hiatus from Twitter following tons of backlash over casting rumors regarding Ciri.
Apparently, a casting call noticed by Comic Book Resources on the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (requires a sub to read) suggested Geralt of Rivia’s adoptive daughter could be played by a woman of black, Asian or minority ethnic race (BAME).
The internet went nuts over the report which as yet to be confirmed, and bombarded Hissrich with tweets – both negative and positive (via PCgamesN). For this reason, Hissrich is taking a break from social media.
It’s time for a Twitter hiatus. 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?
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 10, 2018
It was announced last week Henry Cavill would play Geralt for Netflix’s Witcher series.
Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode season which is set to arrive on Netflix sometime around 2020.