Netflix Producing TV Series Based on The Witcher, Author Sapkowski to Oversee

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Get prepared for even more cheesy softcore TV erotica – we’ve learned that Netflix is producing a TV series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s popular fantasy series, The Witcher.

While details are scant, we know Polish game developers CD Projekt RED aren’t involved (who adapted the series into a highly popular and successful trilogy of games), however Sapkowski himself is on board as a creative consultant (thanks, PCGamesN).

“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 remarked on the project.

The news originally broke via Polish visual effects and production studio Platige Image, who posted the announcement over on their website. They likened the series to a “drama,” and said it will be in English.

Executive Producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are also pinned to the project, with their collective works including projects like Ben-Hur and the coming reboot of The Mummy. Tomas Baginski, one of the folks responsible for the opening movies in all three Witcher games, is also set to direct at least one episode per season.

In case you missed it – you can read our review for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt here (we highly recommend it, it was our 2015 game of the year!). What do you hope for in a series based on The Witcher? Sound off in the comments below!

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