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OK this means either the rumors that they were looking to cast a non-white girl as Ciri were wrong, or the fan pushback steered them away from pursuing that idea:…

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Freya Allan will portray Ciri in Netflix's upcoming "The Witcher" series.
Henry Cavill has already been cast as Geralt. Now other cast members are being revealed.
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Any tv writer will tell you, it's the ONLY move. Before we begin, we have to know where we're going to end -- or else we risk the episodes dragging, meandering, fizzing out, or being too crowded as we rush to the finale.

Let's discuss how we craft a season arc on #Witcher.
On the first day, @declandebarra (tall, carries a yard stick) draws eight identical columns on the white boards, labeling them 101 through 108: that's the pilot (101 = Season One, Episode One) through the finale. Remember the picture I posted months ago? See the columns?
101 is the easiest; it's written. 102 is traditionally the hardest, because it's the first time the series has come OUT of my brain, and INTO the brains of six other writers (including @jennydelherpes, who kicked its ass) and we're collectively processing and asking: what's next?
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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.
Normally, when casting a show, the casting director pulls character-specific scenes from the pilot script for actors' auditions. However, 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. These are written to illustrate the precise tone, vibe, depth, and emotional resonance we need from Geralt and friends... but voila! They are spoiler-free, for us and for you. Which means --
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