‘Two casting sides for Netflix’s “The Witcher” TV series have leaked onto Reddit. They both involve the character Yennefer, but it’s likely neither scene will make it into the show.
“The Witcher” chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. The series is by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first “Witcher” short stories were published in Polish science-fiction magazine Fantastyka in the mid-1980s.
One scene depicts Geralt and Yennefer preparing for a ball and it seems to do a good job of capturing their sometimes playful, but often complicated, relationship. The second scene is between Yennefer and the king.
In Hollywood parlance, “casting sides” are lines of dialogue actors learn before an audition. “The Witcher” sides are not real scenes or storylines from the show, executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said on Twitter recently.
“Don’t worry,” she said. “All is okay in ‘The Witcher’ world.”
Season 1 of “The Witcher” won’t debut on Netflix until possibly 2020. It’s being shot in Eastern Europe. There are eight episodes, each running about an hour “give or take,” Hissrich said back in April.
Variety broke the news that Hissrich was signing on as executive producer and showrunner in December. She previously wrote and co-executive produced Marvel superhero dramas “The Defenders” and “Daredevil” for Netflix, along with Starz’s “Power.” She is represented by UTA.