As the title lays out, Netflix has announced an upcoming original series based upon the world of The Witcher. Other than that, we know next to nothing…
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CG visual effects company, Platige Image, S.A. will be handling the gestation of the series. It’s unclear at this point whether the show will be prominently live action, or entirely CG based. In fact, other than the notion that it’s being made, we know very little about this adaptation of The Witcher.
The Witcher was originally a series of stories by Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski. However, Sapkowski had little to do with massively successful video game series. Sapkowski is onboard as a consultant or the upcoming Netflix project.
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Sean Daniel from The Mummy franchise and Jason Brown of The Expanse are attached as Executive Producers. In a joint statement, they 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.”
Platige Image, S.A. did previously do work on The Witcher games, so they do have history there. With news this large for the gaming world, it’s likely we’ll be getting some additional details here soon. When we do, we’ll deliver it to you here at VPDaily.com.