There appears to be some dissent among The Witcher fanbase recently, as a leaked “script” selection from the upcoming Netflix show caused some… concern. We won’t link to the leak, but you can find it if you look for it.
Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich took to twitter to explain that the “script” leak was actually from the casting side and that fans shouldn’t worry. [Casting sides are snippets of script/dialogue written just for auditions; often times they do not contain actual lines from the true script.]
Remember when I said that casting sides would leak and not to worry because they are not real scenes or scenarios or even storylines from the show?
It happened. As we knew it would. Don’t worry. All is okay in the #Witcher world.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) August 15, 2018
She also commented on the “passionate” debate fans were having about the Geralt and Yennifer relationship in The Witcher:
It’s fascinating to watch the PASSIONATE debate about Geralt’s and Yen’s thoughts/emotions/intentions on the casting sides. Everything from “this reads like canon” to “Geralt would NEVER say that word.” I only hope #Witcher fans are as invested in the, you know, actual series.😊
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) August 16, 2018
Aside from being showrunner on The Witcher series for Netflix, Hissrich is also the head writer and has been very forthcoming with her process on the show.
While we don’t have any news on actual casting yet, we’re hoping for something to be revealed, possibly at New York Comic Con.