Just as The Witcher Netflix series showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich predicted, the casting scripts for The Witcher series leaked online. The good news is thanks to the nature of those scripts no actual plot details were spoiled.
The scripts leaked onto Reddit and included sides for two scenes, one featuring Yennefer, and the other featuring Yennefer and Geralt of Rivia. The latter scene is of the two characters preparing to attend a ball (Geralt doesn't want to go) and the solo Yennefer scene shows her confronting a King. [Thanks, IGN]
Casting scripts, or "sides," are scripts used for audition purposes to see if the actor can embody the role of the character. The plots in those scripts aren't part of the actual series and Hissrich confirmed as much on Twitter, writing, "All is okay in the #Witcher world."
That hasn't stopped fans on Reddit or on Hissrich's Twitter account from letting their opinions on the scripts known. This being the internet there seems to be all ranges or opinions from negative to positive, though the consensus seems to be that Yennefer's tone is spot-on.
Still, Hissrich responded to the "PASSIONATE [sic] debate" and that she hopes "#Witcher fans are as invested in the, you know, actual series."
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
Hissrich is heading up the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher based on the original Polish fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It will be eight-episodes and Hissrich, who formerly worked on shows like Daredevil, already has a writing and script. Though the writing staff was attacked for including people of color. It is set for a potential 2020 release.
Check out our Witcher 3 guide for all the info on CD Projekt Red's RPG series, even if it is unrelated to Hissrich's series.