It has been anounced that The Witcher is being adapted into a TV series for Netflix, with Platige Image–a production company that worked on the video game series–involved in its creation.
The series is set to be based on the eight-part novel series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, instead of the corresponding video games. Sapkowski will be working on the series as a creative consultant.
“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” stated Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”
Sapkowski added: “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.”
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” the producers explained. “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.”
“There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and the hero inside all of our hearts.”
The Witcher video game series, meanwhile, has come to an apparent end. Developer CD Projekt RED stated that the third game would be the last in the series. However, following the widespread critical and commercial success of that installment, it has softened on the idea of possibly returning to the franchise.
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