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‘The Witcher’ Saga Becoming a Netflix Series

Dave Karev

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Get ready for some more Witcher in your life, as Netflix is developing a drama based series on The Witcher saga by author Andrzej Sapkowsk. The epic fantasy series spans eight novels, and three video game adaptations. However; the Netflix series won’t have anything to do with the popular Witcher games by developer CD Projekt RED. Polish author Andrzej Sapkowsk will assist as a creative consultant on the series, saying he’s “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.”

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing Netflix members around the world.”

The Witcher saga centers around witchers who are monster hunters, developing their supernatural abilities from an early age. The fantasy saga is the perfect fit for an adapted series; as there is plenty of violence, drama, romance, compelling characters, and countless monster slaying. This could well become another hit for Netflix if done properly.

“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Sean Daniel and Jason Brown. “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.”

No casting has been announced yet; so we’re all eager to see who will be playing as Geralt, and other notable characters. Working as executive producers on the Netflix series are; Sean Daniel who served as a producer on the Mummy films, and Jason Brow. Joining the team as well is Tomek Baginski, who will direct at “least one episode of each season”.

A release date for the Witcher series hasn’t been announced yet, but knowing Netflix they move pretty fast. Let’s hope this is in tune of Netflix’s other great series like; Daredevil, Stranger Things, or House of Cards.

NerdBite founder and news editor. When I'm not writing about video games, I'm out eating sushi and rewatching LOST for the hundredth time. Some of my favorite games include; Wind Waker, Red Dead Redemption, and Witcher 3.

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