Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer of the novels, is on board, and the show’s writer Lauren S. Hissrich has shared fresh details about the show, such as the revelation that it has advanced much more than we had initially anticipated.
Hissrich used Twitter to almost provide full-on inside look into the series revolving around the much-loved Geralt of Rivia. “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,” she starts narrating what eventually became a long revelation.
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
Below is a summary of everything that has been revealed by the showrunner so far:
“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 (that included a great deal of videos and emails) and because we know by now the internet keeps no secrets,” she began, “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.”
She further stated, “Which means if you start seeing Witcher scenes floating around the internet in the coming weeks — yes, they’re probably real! But no, they won’t give anything away as to the stories we’re telling, or the ways we’re telling them. You’re safe. For now. And hells yes, his name is Jaskier.”
We would be honest with you, this sounds quite interesting. Hissrich hasn’t made any efforts to curb her excitement for The Witchers, and we feel that she is the right choice for the project. She has passion, knowledge and is ready to listen to the writer as well as the fans. Let’s just hope that excitement culminates in a great series featuring a few of our beloved characters in a fascinating way!