Yes, you read that headline right. If you’re a big-time The Witcher fan, you’ll know that the game series is based on the popular fantasy saga from Andrzej Sapkowski. If not, now you do! Either way, Netflix has announced that Sapkowski’s The Witcher saga, a collection of eight novels and story collections, will be coming to the streaming service as a new English-language drama series. While some of you may have read the Saga, there’s no doubt that more of you heard of the series through CD Projekt RED’s popular The Witcher video game series.
“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”
The book series centers around witchers, namely Geralt of Rivia, and is about hunters who battle deadly monsters after developing supernatural abilities at young ages. The books have been translated into over 20 languages and definitely have international appeal.
“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 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 (Oscar-nominated short The Cathedral, BAFTA-winning The Fallen Art, Ambition) and Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company.
A release date and casting have yet to be announced for The Witcher Netflix series. Who do you think should be cast as Geralt of Rivia, Ciri, Yennefer, Triss, or other characters in the series? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.