The saga The Witcher, based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, which served as the basis for the video game series of the same name, receives a series on Netflix. The US-American streaming service Netflix as well as the Polish production company Platige Image officially announced today.
According to the announcement, an English-language drama series is planned on Netflix. According to a tweet by Platige Image, the work has already begun. Sapkowski is to serve as a creative consultant.
The executive producer will be Sean Daniel (The Mumie, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) alongside Tomek Baginski, who has been nominated for the Oskar for his short film The Cathedral and won BAFTA for his work The Fallen Art, As well as Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) from Platige Image.
I’m thrilled that Netflix wants to be an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material. […] I’m excited about our efforts, as well as the Team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.
In the press release of Platige Image it is said that Baginski also takes the role of the director at least in “one episode of each season” – an indication that several seasons are being considered. Baginski had created the intro for all three parts of The Witcher, the Polish studio CD project.
In Sapkowski’s fantasy books and the subsequent video games, everything revolves around the wizard Geralt von Riva. As a wizard blessed with superhuman abilities, the protagonist fights fables and monsters with sword, potion, and spells.