The Daring Roles of Certain Witcher Character’s will Soon be Revealed!
The long awaited Netflix adaptation of The Witcher novel’s will finally be entering the casting phase. Recently confirmed by Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, with smart tactics to keep spoilers off the Internet.
Since the shows announcement, Hissrich has been keeping fans up to date via Twitter, tweeting out things such as scripts, notes, and meetings with other members of the production crew.
According to a tweet from Hissrich.
“Casting is starting soon, and no, I can’t tell you who our top picks are so don’t ask, But. There is something very important you need to know.”
Hissrich went on to explain that traditional casting involves actors auditioning by reading their character’s lines directly from the pilot episode script.
“However,” she wrote, “because we’re casting internationally (which means lots of emails and self-tapes) and because we know by now the internet keeps no secrets, the writing staff has instead created entirely new scenes for our main characters.”
A Wise Choice, in a Modern World Where Leak’s are More Frequent
Some may see this as paranoia. But, as most people know, certain shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones have had severe problems with leaks ruining the plot, with things from leaked scripts to entire episodes being released ahead of schedule. With Game of Thrones shooting multiple ending’s for its big finale, it’s possible that the decision to write multiple endings could have inspired the choice to write multiple casting scripts. So if somehow a leak does occur, it can still remain spoiler free in a certain way.
It’s Friday night in LA, and it’s been a seriously great week here at #Witcher.
Let’s talk casting. Yes, I said the magic word! Casting is starting soon, and no, I can’t tell you who our top picks are so don’t ask. But. There is something very important you need to know. pic.twitter.com/9dfkhBIyo0
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) June 23, 2018
Filming has been set to take place in Eastern Europe. This can be seen as a wise decision considering the book’s inspiration came from different aspects of European folklore. With certain locale in Europe giving the show a more authentic feel to it.
Which actors do you think could make up the cast? Let us know in the comments who you think could portray certain characters that make up this sprawling universe.