Netflix to cast Ciri in witcher adaptation as Black woman - It was as if millions of slavs cried out in horror, and then vodka

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Its not only that, she's not really an experienced actress. So they hired a not experienced actress who is as follows: too young, not experienced, does not look the part and does not look to be able to play the part. She's either bouncing on someone's dick, a pure diversity hire, or Ciri except the backlash scared them out of their minds and she'd already signed something so they pushed her in as Yennefer.

Like, your budget can't be THAT stretched to find an experienced younger actress if you wanted that route to go. Her casting literally makes no sense. Its like the way they casted Solo. The guy who played Han was the first and only one they saw. Yes. That's how they hired him.

So you've got two diversity hires, one in a main role with no experience and another in a minor role for really no reason. Game of Thrones had black people, except when they did it, they were restricted to their nations usually and it made fucking sense. They weren't fucking diversity hires. I can't stand this lazy storytelling shit.

Casts like these are basically a shield to hide from both SJWs and critics. You can point out to SJWs that they're cast is 'diverse' (but they'll still get bad press no matter what, because with cultural studies you can reach any conclusion you want and the worst and most fucktarded ones make money) and critics of your shit writing you can say they're just being racist. Who will then stop watching your show and mock it on Twitter, making it unpopular and fail.

How many fucking times must we repeat this cycle?
 

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There's no shortage of hugely talented unknown actresses. They didn't get an established b-lister and you're freaking out about it when some of the best dramas were filled with "unknowns" and writing fanfiction about how it came to that.

lol calm down

Also none of the black people in Game of Thrones made sense. Is your thing just watching adaptations of books you've never read or what? They actually removed the few canonically black characters in the books from the show just to blackwash white characters anyway.

Red-head with freckles. Redheads 1000%.
I'm with you on redheads in principle but
Triss isn't a redhead in the books.
Also lol, that bitch is going to be wearing ten pounds of make-up and have spotlights pointing at her to look even remotely close to what she looks like in both the books and the media.

And yeah, she was honestly the perfect person to play her. But I guess they blew their load on Henry Cavill.

This from Bounding Into Comics, a garbage website that is struggling not to say, 'Yeah, she sucks as she's cast, but we're too pussy to say it.'

She's your fucking female lead? Instead of this:

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How much budget did you blow on Cavill? Goddamn. Eva Green can't be that fucking expensive.
Eva Green is getting too old. A shame, young Eva Green has that harsh elfish kind of unconventional beauty as described. The acting is more important though. We'll have to see.

The irony is that they're always complaining that they're casting beautiful young actresses instead of older actresses. I mean, the role is basically written for a beautiful older actress.
Yennefer is biologically in her early 20's. She just seems older than that because of her demeanor being that of a calculating 90 year old crone with severe anger and abandonment issues.

Oh Jesus Christ, if they make Nilfgaard black, they're reaching BBC levels of virtue signaling.
Virtue signalling, or secretly based and redpilled? Nilfgaard is a rapacious empire of slavers.

Its fucktarded. Its ass-bendingly simple to make a new black female mage that came up from the southern regions which has its own style and make her into another character.

But they don't have the creativity or talent for it. If you know your executives are virtue signaling cunts, write one in. It isn't that fucking hard.
I don't think making up an entirely new character and shoehorning her in just to have a strong independent black womyn is any better, to be honest. Really, better just not to have any tokenism at all.

I'm looking over the internet and seems pretty much everyone hates the casting. From Cavil, to Yen, to Ciri to Fringila.
What's wrong with Ciri's casting? Kind of weird looking girl that can be pretty in the right light and/or when she ages some, with huge light eyes fits just fine.

You're already really mad about this. To what purpose?

for some reason I'm more upset they cast a teen poo in the loo as Yennefer then I'd be if they cast a BAMA Ciri
She's a poo in loo? I thought she was white. Just darker than Yennefer is described.
 
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Yennefer looks nothing like how I imagined but maybe with make up and the actress being in character it will all work out. Geralt is still too pretty. Ciri really looks the part. And lol token Nilfgaardian sorceress is literally black.




Plebs.



Eternal reminder that this is based on the books not the games so Ciri is probably supposed to be in her early teens or younger when she first shows up in the show. That would be a terrible miscasting for Ciri.

Emhyr being black with a Ciri that looks like that would be pretty hilarious and now I kind of hope all the Nilfgaardians are literal black ones.


Kinda funny because her whole hold over Geralt was basically being a substitute Yennefer supplied by the Lodge to keep him distracted. And now they look nothing alike. Why the fuck is Fringilla even in the show this early?

EDIT: You know actually I can kind of understand the logic for the Yennefer casting. She's frequently mistaken for an elf in the later books from afar by people that don't know her so while she's still a bit young looking for the role in my view it can fit.
To oove Yennifer is to want to be a cuck and a toy, i don't remember who i picked but i do remember that much about Yen
 
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There's no shortage of hugely talented unknown actresses. They didn't get an established b-lister and you're freaking out about it when some of the best dramas were filled with "unknowns" and writing fanfiction about how it came to that.

Virtue signalling, or secretly based and redpilled? Nilfgaard is a rapacious empire of slavers.


I don't think making up an entirely new character and shoehorning her in just to have a strong independent black womyn is any better, to be honest. Really, better just not to have any tokenism at all.


What's wrong with Ciri's casting? Kind of weird looking girl that can be pretty in the right light and/or when she ages some, with huge light eyes fits just fine.

You're already really mad about this. To what purpose?


She's a poo in loo? I thought she was white. Just darker than Yennefer is described.
I realize Triss wasn't a Redhead in the books, but in the games, I can't resist. I think the problem is that I've played through all three games and they're different from the books, Triss is the only love interest you really get to know besides Shani. Yennefer you just get to know in one game and even though its more authentic to the books, it just isn't enough to counter that connection to Triss. It just doesn't have that connection and even though her and Geralt have history, you don't really feel that since people who have been playing the games have spent many hours with Triss and 0 with Yen. Her being a redhead helps as well. For me at least. I also like Triss' ending better.

Eva Green doesn't look her age at all, so I don't see what the problem is.

Nothing is wrong with Ciri or Cavill's casting, I was just saying on what I found online, that really nobody is happy with it. I don't care about Ciri's casting. She's fine. I don't even care about Cavill.

Its also Netflix, they're going to have tokenism anyway. Better to make it original than just make it a character already established.

I just think she's a bad choice, her not having much experience or being unknown just adds to that. And yes, she's Indian.

Maybe. But making 'The Black Ones' literally 'The Black Ones'? I mean, I guess.

I'm not so much mad at the series, I'm just tired of tokenism and this fake 'wokeness' from entertainment companies instead of focusing on storytelling.

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I also think Game of Thrones had a massive drop in quality and is basically a bad soap opera. I don't dislike GoT, I just think its hilarious at this point and can't take it seriously ever since the '20 Good Men' in Season 5.

I'm also actually really good with Cavill. He's actually a gamer and played through the Witcher multiple times and read the books. He also was playing World of Warcraft when he got the call that he was going to be Superman. So I have no doubt he understands the character and can bring him to life. That's why I'm excited for the Geralt part. Ciri I haven't seen in anything and I can't vouch for, but looking at her creds, she's got some good work under her belt. So I'm fine with that.

Despite my complaints and the wokeness of the writing staff, the interviews that have been given have not shit all over the fan base at all. Which is always a good sign and shows at least the showrunner respects the audience and fans publicly. She's also highly experienced and has been in TV since 'The West Wing' and worked on Daredevil, which was awesome. So there's that too.

Yennefer I just disagree with wholeheartedly. I just don't think she fits. But as I said, I dislike Yen anyway. Big tiddy Eva Green all the way if I were to have my way with it.

Fringilla is just pure token, which annoys me the most and like I said, Netflix is going to do tokenism. Its just better to do it with a new character than changing one.

I figured I'd add some positivity just so you don't think I'm shitting all over it for no reason. I have my reasons for it. There is some manner of hope, I'm just extremely skeptical. Videogame properties have been fucking awful maybe with the exception of anime Castlevania.
 
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I figured I'd add some positivity just so you don't think I'm shitting all over it for no reason. I have my reasons for it. There is some manner of hope, I'm just extremely skeptical. Videogame properties have been fucking awful maybe with the exception of anime Castlevania.
It's not a videogame property. I keep saying that.

Interestingly, they don't seem to have even cast Triss. She's a somewhat minor character in the books. She may not appear in the show. The waifufag rage that results from that should be hilarious.

In other horrifying book related revelations, Yennefer is described as having small tits in the books. But then she wasn't exactly stacked in the game either. Either way, that's two things disqualifying Eva Green.

Idk but Chalotra is definitely an indian surname, she just seems to have somewhat lighter complexion than your usual poo


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I'm not sure these people are entirely conscious
If you read the whole thing instead of just the highlighted text it's really quite reasonable. Even in the short stories the most interesting ones were stories where he ran up against people like Renfri. Geralt's whole thing is being an outsider. Can't be an outsider if there's not an inside to look at from without.
 
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We'll just have to agree to disagree then.

You're not going to be able to separate it from the game. Also I don't care nor expect Triss to look anything like she does in the books. She's way worse in the books to Geralt than in the games. I still consider it a gaming property. I'll consider it a book property if it manages to stand on its own in terms of quality. And Triss might not even be in the show. Or have such a minor appearance its not worth announcing.
 
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You're not going to be able to separate it from the game.
Depends on how popular it gets. That said I really think this is being done because Game of Thrones will be gone soon rather than because the games are popular, so that's the audience they're aiming for. Not people that played the Witcher games. Though I'm sure they'd love to have them too. I wouldn't mind the occasional shoutout using the better stuff from the games anyway, personally. Hell, Iorveth is actually mentioned in the books, though he never appears.

And Triss might not even be in the show. Or have such a minor appearance its not worth announcing.
Which is exactly why I'm surprised they mentioned Fringilla. She's relatively minor even when she does show up and it's much further in the series. But she's black and I guess they didn't want to go public with an all white(ish) cast.
 

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Its obvious that its trying to snap up the Game of Thrones audience but Witcher 3 made more than a quarter of a billion dollars on a budget of 81 million. So, there's an ingrained audience and a proven money maker. There are plenty of gritty series to choose from. The Witcher was definitely chosen for both its earning potential and the potential to capture GoT's audience. But I think the success of Game of Thrones, especially later on, is that it plays more like a fantasy soap opera which has a wider appeal.

They 100% were terrified to go with an all white-ish cast. I think the Indian main is enough diversity IMO, since the cast/series has plenty of strong women roles. Its actually kind of sad since the Indian lead character wouldn't count because SJWs would think she was too white. The paper-bag rule is real in fucking 2018
 
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