Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Netflix adapts fantasy saga The Witcher

Netflix adapts fantasy saga The Witcher

Polish developers CD Projekt Red who made Geralt Of Rivia and The Witcher universe famous with their epic video game trilogy are however as of yet not going to be involved in the project in any capacity.

Sapkowski, who has been brought on as creative consultant on the series, said he is "thrilled" that his books will be turned into a series.

Netflix's original series are, for the most part, pretty awesome whereas video game adaptations tend to be pretty lame, but perhaps combining the two will result in a series fans can be proud of.

"Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar", Erik Barmack, Netflix vice-president of worldwide series, said in a press release Wednesday. "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life".

A "The Witcher" TV Series is reportedly in the works over at Netflix.

Executive producers for the series are Sean Daniel of "The Mummy" franchise and Jason Brown (The Expanse).

That isn't to say that the Netflix series will be completely devoid of influence from the games, as Tomas Baginski will direct at least one episode of the show.

Filmmaker Tomek Baginski, best known for his Oscar-nominated animated short The Cathedral, is also involved, along with Jarek Sawko.

No release date or casting has been announced yet, nor has any information been provided about just what stories the Witcher TV series will adapt from Sapowski's books.

"The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a unsafe world", added executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown.

With Game of Thrones soon to conclude its eight season run, the timing couldn't be more flawless for a new fantasy series. "The characters are original, amusing and constantly surprising, and we can't wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the ideal home for innovative storytelling".

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