Based on the popular fantasy novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowsi, The Witcher is being made into a Netflix original series based on a report from IGN. The Witcher is a fantasy saga that spreads across eight novels that follows the adventures of a man named Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a Witcher, meaning a monster hunter with special abilities and body modifications, and lives his life fighting the evil in the world. The books have a cult following in Poland, Russia and other Eastern European countries but the stories themselves were made popular in the United States by the video game series of the same name.
Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant for the series. Here’s what he had to say about the series adaption of his book saga:
“I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaption of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing.”
Tomas Baginski directed the intro videos to all three of The Witcher video games and will serve as director on at least one episode for each season of the series. It hasn’t been confirmed what stories the series will follow but the series is being executive produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown who are known for producing films like The Mummy, Ben-Hur and series like The Expanse. Check out their statement when asked about the series:
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”
Along with Daniel, Brown, and Baginski, Polish production company and visual effects house Platige Image will also help co-produce the series. Netflix continues to bring us diverse, unique and epic storytelling in the form of television series and original films so we have no doubt that this series will not disappoint. No casting news or release dates have been announced but we will keep you posted as more news arises. Are you excited for this series? Let us know in the comments below.