The New York Times best-selling fantasy franchise The Witcher by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s is being brought to life by Netflix in the form of an English-language drama.
The saga, which inspired the popular video game of the same name and has gained a cult following in several parts of the world, centres around hunters called ‘Witchers’ who develop supernatural abilities to hunt deadly and dangerous monsters.
“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,” said Sapkowski.
“I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
Andrzej Sapkowski will act as a creative consultant for the series, which will be executive produced by Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) and Jason Brown (The Expanse). Partners at the Sean Daniel Company will also serve as executive producers, along with Oscar-nominated Tomek Baginski (The Cathedral) and Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life).
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Sean Daniel and Jason Brown.
“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.”