Joe Skrebels wrote:Netflix will develop and produce a new show based on The Witcher Saga, the series of eight novels by Andrzej Sapkowski that inspired the hugely popular CD Projekt Red RPG games.
Sapkowski - who does not profit from the game series - will serve as a creative consultant on the series. “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories," he explained in a press release, "staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing."
Tomas Baginski - who directed the intro videos for all three Witcher games, as well as the Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer - will direct at least one episode per season.
It's not clear as yet what specific stories the series will follow. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (The Expanse), said: “The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”
Fuck yes! I'm super excited about the prospect of a Witcher series. The only part that worries me a little is the mention of "original" characters towards the end of the story. It's hard to tell if Daniel and Brown are talking about Geralt and the rest of the familiar characters or a totally new cast of characters. I'd be fine with new characters, but I would love a story based on Geralt, Ciri, Triss, Yennefer, and the rest. I guess we'll see as the show comes to fruition!
Anyway, I'm still pretty excited!