Netflix has announced that it will release The Witcher TV Series, based on eight novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, known as ‘The Witcher Saga’. Internationally, Sapkowski’s work is mainly known thanks to a video game trilogy created by CD Projekt Red.
Nothing has been revealed in regards to the show itself, other than the fact that Polish production company Platige Image will be responsible for its creation. It’s important to note that unlike the show, ‘The Witcher’ video games weren’t a direct adaptation of Sapkowski’s work. This means that the story will be completely separate
“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 30 years writing, […] I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life,” said Sapkowski, who will serve as creative consultant on 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.” added executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown.
We’re also happy that Mr. Sapkowski will get to see his universe in media other than games, which he’s apparently not very fond of. There has already been one attempt at The Witcher TV Series back in 2002, but it didn’t turn out very well. Hopefully, this time we will get something more substantial, because even though Netflix isn’t creating the show personally, we still trust that they will oversee the production.