Geekery: ‘The Witcher’ is Coming to Netflix

Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels – the inspiration for the game – are coming to the small screen.

The Witcher Saga has a global following. The novels have been translated into over 20 languages, and it’s inspired a video game franchise. Now it’s getting it’s own series on Netflix – and from what it sounds like, we’ll be getting several seasons to cover the full run of books.

Sapkowski will be on the creative team as a consultant – a position he wasn’t afforded when The Hexer was made in the early aughts. He had this to say about the project: “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. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

Executive producers on the project are Sean Daniel and Jason (both worked on The Expanse). Effects will be handled by Polish group Platige Image; one of their team will be directing some of the episodes. Not much is known on where the stories will take us, but the execs have a reverence for the source material: “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.”

I’m looking forward to this one. Game of Thrones has 2 half seasons left – this may be the next big fantasy series.

What do you think?

  • Vepr

    Squeeeee sound. Please do a good job on this.

  • benn grimm

    Sounds awesome, been impressed with much of the Netflix originals of late, look forward to this.

  • EnTyme

    Cautiously optimistic here. The Witcher definitely works better as a TV series than a movie. Hopefully, Netflix can do it justice. Their track record is definitely good.

  • Radek Pomagalski

    Sapkowski is very good fantasty writer, but in Poland we have some more, completely unknown on the west. “Lord of the Ice Garden” by Jarosław Grzędowicz, Inquisitor saga by Jacek Piekara, “Achaia” by Andrzej Ziemianski are equally good books as Witcher but as far I know, even not translated to English… It is mistake to fix!

    But I am happy, Netflix produces Witcher tv series. It has full potential to be very good.

  • Timotheus

    If this series keeps the usual Netflix standard and takes the witcher-world serious to transport the look and feel of the video game I can’t f-ing wait!!

    • Me

      Just keep in mind that this will based on the books, and not the games. I don’t know anything about either, but if there are differences, that will be the most likely reason the show deviates from the games..

  • Fergie0044

    YAS!!! Super pumped for this. Hopefully it’ll remember what it is though and not try and be a GoT clone.

  • Me

    If anyone has read the books AND played the games, how closely do they stick to the source material?