The life of a Witcher is tough. Be it slaying Nekkers, dispatching Griffins, or solving the mysteries of a haunted house, there is no shortage of work to be done for a Witcher. While there are many Witchers, one stands out above them all: Geralt of Rivia. His infamous exploits have been chronicled in eight novels penned by Andrzej Sapowski. Those novels served as a launch pad of inspiration for the games, including the stellar Wild Hunt.
While the tale of Sapowski selling the rights to the novels to CD Projekt Red is one full of misguided opinion— Sapowski sold the rights for a “large bag of money,” and thought the games were something that wouldn’t catch on— he seems to be fully aware of just how popular his stories are this time around. He won’t be making the same mistake regarding the newly struck deal with Netflix.
In a press release from Netflix today, it was revealed that Sapkowski will act as a creative consultant on the series which is being produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (The Expanse). They will be joined by Tomas Baginski from the Polish Production and visual effects company Platige Image. Having directed the intro cinematics for all three games, Baginski will also be directing at least one episode per season of the series. Of the series, Brown and Daniel say: “The characters are original, funny, and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix…”
Andrzej Sapkowski has this to say of the Netflix treatment:
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 thrity years writing.
For clarity, the Netflix series will not follow the tales told in CD Projekt Red’s version of Geralt’s adventures. This series will instead be a direct adaptation of the novels and the stories presented within. There is no release date, cast information, or any other morsels of news in the announcement, but DHTG is committed to keeping you up to date on this and many more stories.
What do you geeks think? Are you excited to see The Witcher land on Netflix? We can never have too much of a good thing I say, and any chance to spend more time in the rich, magical world of Geralt and his pals is welcome. Let us know what stories you’d like to see told in the Netflix series. If you need to catch up on the novels, you can pick them up at Amazon (links below).