On this fortnight’s episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer, Netflix making a Witcher television series, Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s twenty-nine city live tour, and then move onto the convention scene. And the con scene was busy these last two weeks, with Great Lakes Fur Con cancelling due to “Staffing Issues,” Duke City Comic Con organizer Jim Burleson putting his foot in his mouth again, and Space City Comic Con rebranding (and weirdly lying about it).
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?