“The Witcher” is officially coming to Netflix.
In a Wednesday press release, Andrzej Sapkowski, the Polish author of “The Witcher” fantasy novels that inspired the hit video game series of the same name, announced he would serve as a creative consultant on the Netflix series.
“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,” Sapkowski said in the press release. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
“The Witcher” Netflix series will be produced by Jason Brown and Sean Daniel (“The Mummy”), and will also include filmmakers Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko, who both contributed to the visual effects in “The Witcher” games.
Though you might think Netflix’s new series is just trying to capitalise on the success of a popular video game series, you have to understand that “The Witcher” is not your average video game.