Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Witcher Is Coming to Netflix

Ever since online streaming-service Netflix has ventured into television production and started working with big leagues like Marvel Studios, they gave the fans popular shows like Daredevil, Defenders, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Beside those, Netflix have also produced a couple of other hit originals like House of Cards, Narcos and Orange is the New Black.

A while ago, they have announced debuting Castlevania series as one of their upcoming projects. Looks like fan-favorite action role-playing video game The Witcher is next on their list.

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The Witcher Is Coming to Netflix

Yes, this is no rumor that Netflix has really begun developing a television series based on The Witcher. Since, Netflix is quite a big-deal on entertainment media these days, it is only natural that this massively popular video game adaptation should be on their fold. The series will be mostly based on the fictional books of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, rather than the works of developer studio CD Projekt Red.

So, fans who thought they are going to have a live-action Witcher series based on the game have to hold their horses. However, it is still not set in stone that any of the material from the game will be there or not but Sapkowski's work will be used as the primary source material for the show, that includes his eight novels and a collection of The Witcher Saga short-stories.

Sean Daniel (The Mummy) and Jason Brown (The Expanse); executive producers of the show suggested that the show will be an original take on the game and actually set focus on more than the surrounding materials of the story and not only on the primary characters, who are a group of hunters known as “Witchers”.

2 comments

It seems that after American Gods, studios are really taking TV adaptations pretty seriously. This could be amazing!

Well, my friend, American Gods was just a beginning from Amazon. Netflix started the game long ago by starting adaptation of series for Marvel.