It’s the witching hour at Netflix, which has announced a straight-to-series order for a new drama based on the Witcher book saga.
The forthcoming fantasy drama, adapted from the eight novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, centers on “witchers,” who are described as “hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters.” Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the project; Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (The Expanse) will executive-produce.
“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 30 years writing,” Sapkowski said in a statement. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
The Witcher series has been adapted before, both as a poorly received 2001 Polish film (that Sapkowski was no fan of, at all) and tepidly received TV offshoot (both dubbed The Hexer). It also spawned a series of video games.
Will you eventually tune in for a television show based on The Witcher?