Early this morning, Netflix announced that they will be developing a Netflix Original series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher, the source material of he Game of the Year winner Series from CD Projekt Red. The series will be based on the 8 Novels and Story Collections that made up The Witcher lore.
“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing Netflix members around the world.”
“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,” added Sapkowski. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, who have previously worked as Executive Producers on SyFy’s The Expanse, will also serve as Executive Producers of the Netflix series. “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.”
While the focus of the Netflix series seems to be focused on the Books rather then the game, this wouldn’t be the first future Netflix series that has some sort of Video Game roots, the streaming service/production company announced earlier in the year that an Animated Castlevania series is also in the works with part one set to release later this year.
No release date or cast has been announced at the moment, but you can expect us to update on more information as the series develops.