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The Witcher Netflix TV Series Brings on Marvel Writer Lauren Schmidt

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We haven’t really heard anything regarding Netflix’s upcoming TV series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s popular fantasy Witcher series after its announcement, however a new report points to the show finally landing its main writer.

Variety is reporting that Marvel writer Lauren Schmidt has been hired to adapt the series into a television show. She’s known for her work on Daredevil, Power, and more recently The Defenders.

It’s worth pointing out the TV adaptation is focused on the original novels, and not the video game adaptations seen by CD Projekt RED. The series is being produced by Sean Daniel, with the original author Andrzej Sapkowski overseeing the entire production.

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37 comments
  1. Darkling
    Darkling
    December 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

    i wonder if they will be using cgi for his Eyes

  2. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 13, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Daredevil was nice, the rest of Netflix Marvel not so much, but this could be good.

  3. Person Man
    Person Man
    December 13, 2017 at 10:59 am

    The Defenders was kinda ass, but eh, can’t be that bad. If nothing else, it could be a fun trainwreck to watch.

  4. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    If they stick to the source material it has potential.But in many instances these screenwriters think they know better than the original authors.(As seen with Tolkien’s adaptations)

  5. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Some contacts will be enough in the vast majority of cases but they will have to use some CG when he’s in the dark or after he drank his elixirs.

  6. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

    It had a few good moments but overall it was shit.Especially the script and the CG.Hopefully the next one will be better.

  7. AnarKreig
    AnarKreig
    December 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

    The punisher was fantastic, but yeah, for the most part Netflix Marvel has been outright boring. The most memorable characters have been villains such as Fisk and Cottonmouth.

  8. Amethyst Eclipse
    Amethyst Eclipse
    December 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    He’s outright the best villain in MCU, on top of the fantastic acting he’s written to be the hero of his own story which is a trademark of the best villains in the Marvel comics but has largely been ignored in MCU.

  9. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    And Killgrave.

  10. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    The Punisher was hardly the Punisher. It was a government conspiracy series in a Punisher skin.

  11. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    December 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    a Marvel writer huh?…
    no wonder the witcher’s skin looks so dark

  12. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    That’s Mads Mikkelsen.Also,they haven’t announced who will play play Geralt yet.

  13. Hildy1988
    Hildy1988
    December 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Not quite the same thing. Tolkien wasn’t alive to oversee the entire production.

  14. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Ah yes.Sapkowski will be involved in this.I know who to blame then if the TV show will be bad.:)

  15. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    December 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Netflix Marvel was okay in the beginning, but it’s been getting more and more preachy and full of progressive messaging as we’ve gone on. I’ll probably pass on this tbh.

  16. iswear12
    iswear12
    December 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    He looks fucking awful, they couldn’t find someone who looks more like Geralt?

  17. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    December 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Daredevil, Power, and… the Defenders. Well, I guess I shouldn’t let Iron fisting ruin the entire image.
    And Mads is a pretty good and handsome actor. With good directing, this might work out, especially since they’re not basing it on the game.

  18. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    December 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Daredevil, Power, and… the Defenders. Well, I guess I shouldn’t let Iron fisting ruin the entire image.
    And Mads is a pretty good and handsome actor. With good directing, this might work out, especially since they’re not basing it on the game.

  19. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    December 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    i can never remember. who is she?

  20. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    December 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Hmmm…Most likely another feminist using entertainment as a means to spread the “gospel” of her religion. Nah, I’ll pass.

  21. chero666
    chero666
    December 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Yume Nikki

  22. Anon630
    Anon630
    December 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    They ruin everything they taint.

  23. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    December 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I guess that means the real hero of the series is going to be an angry lesbian blacktina who speaks the Polish equivalent of Chicano Spanglish.

  24. Kevin
    Kevin
    December 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    i wonder if they will be using cgi for his Eyes

  25. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    December 13, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    >Marvel writer Lauren Schmidt

    Haha a female SJW is going to write a Witcher script. Holy shit this is going to be hilarious.

  26. Loli Gigante Pelada
    Loli Gigante Pelada
    December 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    that would be if shr was a Marvel COMIC writter, I don’t know much about the marvel netflix series but I’ve heard a lot of praise for Daredevil.

  27. wafle7350 .
    wafle7350 .
    December 14, 2017 at 2:40 am

    so no nudity? is she known to write nudity?

  28. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 14, 2017 at 2:49 am

    They haven’t announced the cast yet.

  29. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    December 14, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Daredevil: Okay
    Powers: don’t know
    The Defends: Shit, fuck, it’s over!

  30. Meittimies
    Meittimies
    December 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Wait, is that Mads Mikkelsen? The guy is going places after portraying Hannibal really well on tv.

  31. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    December 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    How so? Most of the women in witcher are manipulative cunts. Fits properly.

  32. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    December 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    But now they’ll be manipulative black muslim transgender cunts.

  33. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    December 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Great, so Geralt will be a black lesbian then?

  34. ??P?WAMEHTAL?
    ??P?WAMEHTAL?
    January 7, 2018 at 5:52 am

    SHE’S GONNA BRING THE EDGE

  35. patyos
    patyos
    January 7, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Well thats one awesome Witcher