UK’s National Youth Theatre has published an advertisement seeking an actress to play the role of Ciri in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series. The organization is specifically looking for BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) teens between the ages of 15 and 16, who can play the role of a 13 or 14-year old girl.
Here’s how NYT describes the character:
Resilient, Relentless, Brazen, Growing.
CIRI can often be found rough-housing with the Palace hands instead of sitting in finery at the knee of the QUEEN CALANTHE, her grandmother. That is, until Cintra is massacred by the Nilfgaardians and CIRI is orphaned, left to traverse THE CONTINENT, alone. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s a direct descendent of LARA DORREN, an Elven Mage – which is why everyone in our series is after her. We follow CIRI as she evades her captors, and in the meantime, discovers her magical talents, her dark side, and the role she is to play in the coming apocalypse. We are looking for an extraordinary young talent to lead this series. She should be brave hearted and MUST have something truly special about her.
Shooting commences in October 2018 and is set to take place in Budapest.
In related news, Henry Cavill was recently cast as Geralt of Rivia, with video game voice actor Doug Cockle supporting the decision.
Netflix’s The Witcher is expected to air in 2019.