Netflix Conjures Up ‘The Witcher’ TV Series Adaptation
High fantasy seems to be creeping its way to the small screen, and Netflix wants in. A new adaptation of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher is in development, based on the eight novels and story collections.
Netflix made the announcement early Wednesday, setting Sapkowski to serve as creative consultant under executive producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy) and Jason Brown (The Expanse). The new English-language drama based on the bestselling books and video game franchise follows “witchers,” or “hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters.”
Says Sapkowski of the new project:
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.
Added Daniel and Brown:
The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. 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.
The franchise was once previously adapted for movies and TV with 2001’s The Hexer, though Sapkowski was reportedly none-too-pleased with the result. Daniel’s version was also reported back in 2015, then eyed as a feature film.
Stay tuned for more on Netflix’s The Witcher as it arrives.