Netflix Is Developing a Television Series Based on ‘The Witcher’

Netflix is officially adapting Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series of books for television. Most of our readers probably haven’t heard of the Polish fantasy novels, but likely are very familiar with CD Projekt Red’s popular video games based off of them.

Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the show, and Tomas Baginski (who directed the opening cut scenes for the games) will direct at least one episode. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are executive producing, with Polish company Platige Image co-producing.

This is, of course, not the first television series based off of the series, as a thirteen episode Polish series came out in 2002. A year before that series was aired, a chopped down 130 minute edit was released as a film, though it was received poorly. As these were both in Polish, we assume you haven’t seen them either. If you have seen them… you get a gold star?

I’ll need to buy some gold stars…

Via IGN

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”