Netflix is developing The Witcher TV series
Netflix is developing and producing an English-language TV show based on The Witcher. The franchise started life as a series of fantasy novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, before being turned into a number of critically acclaimed video games. Now it’s coming to the small screen, although there are no details on when the show might arrive.
Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, who wrote eight novels in the series so far, will serve as a creative consultant. The English language drama series will be co-produced by Netflix, and The Sean Daniel Company’s Sean Daniel, and Jason Brown. The pair’s producing credits include The Expanse, Ben-Hur, and The Mummy franchise.
“I am thrilled that Netflix will be doing adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing,” said Sapkowski.
“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.”
The Witcher video game series, meanwhile, has come to an end, for now. Developer CD Projekt RED initially said the third game would be the last in the series. However, following the widespread critical and commercial success of the title, it has softened on the idea of returning to the franchise.
In March studio executives said that the series was conceived as a trilogy, making a fourth game in protagonist Geralt’s story difficult. However, a new game wasn’t impossible. The Witcher franchise has now reached 25 million units sold across the trilogy. CD Projekt RED is currently working on Cyberpunk 2077.
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