The Witcher TV Series Coming to Netflix
Unless there's a Christmas special based entirely on Gwent, we do not care.
If you’re still mad about The Witcher 4 rumours being a total load of nonsense, there is another way to get your Polish fantasy fix. A TV series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s lore will be coming to Netflix.
Announced in a press release, it will be English language and based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels rather than CD Projekt Red’s madly beloved games.
Andrzej Sapkowski, who will serve as a creative consultant, said in the statement:
“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.”
— Platige Image (@PlatigeImage) May 17, 2017
Visual effects company Platige Image S.A, who actually did the cinematics for The Witcher’s pre-release materials, will be taking the reins with Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) producing.
It will be interesting to see what form a Netflix TV series takes. The guys behind it specialise in CG, so that might be the way they go with it, but with such a devoted audience and a casual contingent who might be interested in anything that looks vaguely like Game of Thrones, perhaps they should opt for live-action instead.
There’s no release date in sight for the show, but you can bet that the rumour mill will churn out some nonsense before too long. Did you hear that if you watch it back to front, the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 will be revealed? Totally true.
In other Witcher-y news, Sapkowski recently revealed that he makes no money off CD Projekt Red’s games because he made a silly mistake. Elsewhere, the Gwent spin-off game is gearing up for a full release.