It seems that some people just can’t wait these days. Apparently, late last week, a user on Reddit found casting scripts for the upcoming Netflix show based on CD Projekt Red’s fantasy RPG The Witcher. One scene in question depicts the witch Yennefer convincing series protagonist Geralt into going to a ball, and in the other scene, she interacts with a king begging her for a favor. In response to the leak, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich took to Twitter to allay fears from fans.
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
In fact, Hissrich continued on with the response to the leak from some fans, who were doing the fan thing of analyzing the dialogue and doing the typical sort of “but ‘X’ wouldn’t say that” deal.
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
The series based on The Witcher is set to hit Netflix with an initial eight-episode run in 2020.