The upcoming Netflix TV show The Witcher has me really excited. Having initially played one of the video games I was particularly impressed with the story and world that Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski created in his source novels. We know the series will not hit the streaming service until 2020 as production is not yet scheduled and the script writing process is still going on. If you have no idea what The Witcher is, feel free to take a look at our primer in the related section below.
The Witcher showrunner Lauren S Hissrich has now gone onto Twitter to reveal that casting has finally begun for the first season of the Netflix show.
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
As you’d imagine Hissrich is not about to share any of her casting choices with the public at this stage, though fans have been discussing their dream cast for this show since it was first announced.
Interestingly Hissrich then goes on to describe how instead of sending out little bits of the pilot show around the world for casting (normal process), they actually have written a false pilot script instead. This means Hissrich has no worries about the inevitable leaks that would result from this process. Hissrich promised that even if the whole script was posted online it would give no spoilers for the real pilot episode. This is a rather unique approach and it must take a lot of extra work to write a pilot which conveys enough of the same kind of emotions to test actors and yet still remain spoiler free.
Hopefully, the process will not take too long, though they are searching globally for the talent they need. Once any official casting choices are released, we will be sure to let you know as soon as we do.
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SOURCE: Lauren S Hissrich (via Twitter)