The Witcher books gets all Netflixie.
Netflix is making a new TV series based on The Witcher, the fantasy series of novels from writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The books also spawned a video game franchise which many nestizens have gone on to play.
Known as the Witcher Saga, Sapkowski’s novels focus on witchers – hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age, and then go on to battle evil creatures.
“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 thirty years writing,” said Sapkowski. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”
Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series.
Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse), partners at the Sean Daniel Company are executive producers, along with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company.
Tomek Baginski added, “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.”
2 thoughts on “The Witcher books gets all Netflixie.”
There has been a Polish Witcher TV series previously, some years ago. I know because I bought the movie they made from that, which was available in Europe to buy on DVD.
Thanks, Sven – news to me. I’ll keep my eyes open for that.