The beloved Witcher series is coming to a small screen near you. No, not that one, the other one. Netflix has partnered up with Polish author of The Witcher novels, Andrzej Sapkowski, to create a TV series dedicated to monster slaying and, er, ploughing.
“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 Netflix members around the world.”
The Witcher’s author, Sapkowski, will be on hand to serve as a creative consultant for the series. “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.”
The English-language drama series plans to encompass the entire works of the Witcher Saga, which spans a total of eight novels and story collections focused around the titular witchers. Geralt is just one such witcher, a supernatural hunter with an expertise in killing deadly monsters.
Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are both executive producers on the project, both of whom helped create current Netflix series The Expanse. “The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Sean Daniel and Jason 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.”
A Witcher series then, which could be awesome or it could be the usual video game adaptation fare. The quality of Netflix’s own output has veered wildly from excellent to terrible over the last couple of years, so we’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out.
Now for the all-important question - who would you like to see play the parts of Geralt, Yennefer and Triss if they are to appear in the TV series?