May 18th 2017

The Witcher is Coming to Netflix

The Witcher has become well known as a popular video game series, but before that it was a book series. Now it is expanding even further, and is being turned into a Netflix series. That's right, a TV show about people who hunt monsters because that's their job. 

Polish Author Andrzej Sapkowski created The Witcher book series and wanted nothing to do with the games. He later saw that it was not the best decision, but he never really understood video games. However, now that they're making a series based around his saga, he has taken a much different role. He will even be staying on with the show as a creative consultant for the series.

In the official statement by Platige image, Sapkowski is quoted as saying, “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. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

As for who else will be working on the series, they'll be bringing on Tomasz(Tomek) Baginski, the Polish animator and filmmaker who directed all three intro videos for the Witcher games, to direct at least one episode each season. Sean Daniel of the Mummy franchise and Jason Brown of the Expanse are the executive directors of the show. 

We don't know much more about the series, not even if it will be a direct adaptation of some of the books and stories, or if it will just follow the world like the games did. Well, whatever it does, The Witcher has already proven its popularity, and Netflix's original series have had a fairly high standard of quality. It's a pretty good mix for success, and will probably bring even more people into Geralt's world.