Netflix to produce The Witcher TV series with The Expanse producers
Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as consultant for the English language drama series.
The stoic Geralt of Rivia and his misfit family will be heading to the small screen courtesy of streaming giant and wish-fulfilling beast Netflix. While we don't know where the story begins or the actors involved, Witcher series' author Andrzej Sapkowski and animation company Platige confirmed the project's validity.
On the production, Sapkowski said: "I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories. I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life".
Sapkowksi is serving as a creative consultant on the project, alongside executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (The Expanse). Tomek Baginsky, the man responsible for the game's incredible intro animations, will direct one episode per season.
While it seems the series will be more influenced by the books, the games have already done an exceptional job of translating the magic of that universe to screen, so expect to see your favourite beasts and characters in the mix.
The Witcher's universe has so many stories to tell that respectfully mirror real-world social and economic issues. It will no doubt be a pleasure to see how these stories translate to an episodic TV series.
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