Witcher fans, I believe it is damn near time to rejoice. The immersive world of folklore, fantasy and sorcery could only be contained by the gaming and comic book realm. The game is set to become a Netflix TV series. Yep, Geralt is bringing his hoary self to our silver screens.
The series will be a live-action one and in English. Like the game, the TV series will be based upon the Witcher Saga, Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s eight novels and story collections. The narratives focused on hunters that are endowed supernatural abilities in their early days that gives them the ability to kill wild, deadly monsters. These hunters, of course, are known as “Witchers”.
Sapkowski had this to say about the news:
I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.
LOTR eat your heart out.
Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse), partners at the Sean Daniel Company are executive producers, along with Tomek Baginski (Oscar-nominated short The Cathedral, BAFTA winning The Fallen Art, Ambition) and Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company.