The Witcher as a series on Netflix
This week was huge for all of the Witcher fans like me.
So Netflix will be doing series based on the Witcher!
I’m so excited and it made my week, but after firstly crying the tears of joy i got actually quite scary knowing that Netflix is american and americans are fucked up about being politically correct.
Everybody who had read the books or played games knows that witcher is based on medieval Poland and its surroundings like Germany which is represented by Nilfgaard, so this world should be only white people based which i believe would be too much for american political corectness, where black vikings are okay, but a little bit paler ancient egyptian is an attack on PoC culture. I totally won’t be surprised if they would change Jaskier/Dandelion into a black character, because, muh, representation. (Imagine Jaskier being a rapper instead of bard, lmao)
Also i have a lot of concerns when it comes to Geralt.
Everybody knows that Geralt is definitely not a gold character, he swears a lot, fuck almost every met girl, he cheats on love of his life, Yennefer (and she cheats on him too, but this is the part feminists likes to forget about) fucks her friend, kills a girl who was his lover and does many other bad things which i believe would be too much fat american feminists. This makes me afraid Netflix would change his cynical character into some kind of Aragorn-like gentlemen and Yennefer as his Arwen. I know if it was made by HBO they would let his oryginal behaviour stay, and this is why i would prefer HBO to do those series, but to be honest i have no idea how Netflix works as i never watched any of their shows.
Also i hope polish team (theoritically the producer is polish, Tomasz Bagiński) would actually have a lot to say as Witcher is based on slavic legends, mythical creatures but also allusions to historical events and charactersI am not sure that this american team who made Orange is the New Black which is constantly on the swing between foken white people or they do not respect black people can handle it.Theoretically Spakowski takes care of scenario, but look at Game of Thrones, where there is Martin, but it still doesn’t stop them from changing major plot, adding unnecessary characters and killing important ones, but always have enough screen time to put some tits. (those are worries i would have if it was made by HBO).
Also, as i wrote before, there is this big worry whether the americanization would not kill the idea of the original witcher. Do you remember when the games has its premiere and there were those american portals and magazines who was appalled that games based on medieval Poland had absolutely no PoC characters? Imagine the shistorm afer the tv series! I would love if the producers will not break, like the Vikings producers who were forced by the talks about racism to add PoC characters who never ever had a right to be there according to history.
And one of the most important things - the actors! I really wonder if the leading ones like Geralt, Yennefer or Jaskier would be played by well know actors, or if they will make it like Harry Potter, or GoT style when the most important ones are played by not well-know actors, but the side roles are played by Hollywood stars. I don’t know yet who i would want to see as a Geralt but imagine Eva Green as Yennefer! This is a dream comes true!
Well, there are so many questions i don’t even want to expend: how magic will look, how many stories would be in the series, are they going to add dwarves and gnomes? Will Striga finally look like Striga, not some kind of dwarfish godzilla?
I believe this is my longest post, but i’m such a big nerd i had to. If i will have any more thoughts i will edit my posts imidiately. I’m just so so happy for this news i don’t even have more words.