Netflix Are Turning 'The Witcher' Into A Drama Series & We're Ready For It
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The incredibly good video game and book series, The Witcher, is getting turned into a Netflix drama and folks, we're excited.
Beginning as a series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski before its run of successful video game adaptations, the story revolves around "witchers" - hunters who spend their youth honing special powers that help them battle some real fucked up monsters.
To ensure the story isn't butchered to heck, Sapkowski will work as a creative consultant on the series.
Sean Daniel, who worked on 'The Mummy' franchise, will serve as the executive producer on the project alongside Jason Brown of 'The Expanse'."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," he said "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."
"The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world," said Daniel and 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."
Visual effects studio Platige Image S.A. will be creating the series, but it's unclear whether it will be a live-action adaptation or the CG animation the studio is known for.
They have also previously worked on cinematics for the games, directed by Tomasz Baginski. He'll also be working as a director for the Netflix show.
We can't bloody wait to see what they have in mind for the immersive world Sapkowski created.
Photo: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.