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A series based on The Witcher is coming to Netflix

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Geralt’s story in the Witcher games may have ended, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for Geralt of Rivia. It looks like Netflix is bringing the Butcher of Blaviken’s tale to smaller screens.

The Polish-produced series is being made in conjunction with visual effects studio Platige Image, who broke the news on their site. (Via PCGamesN)

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” says Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP for international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing [it to] Netflix members around the world.”

Series creator Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series.

“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.”

He certainly seems a little happier about the show than he is about the games. The show will have some other worthwhile talent behind it, including Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse).

“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.”

Says Platige Image’s Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko: “There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and the hero inside all of our hearts.”

Now then. Who do you think should be cast as Geralt?

Last Updated: May 17, 2017

76 Comments

  1. TJames47

    May 17, 2017 at 13:20

  2. Raptor Rants

    May 17, 2017 at 13:32

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 17, 2017 at 13:41

    Don’tfuckitupdon’tfuckitupdon’tfuckitupdon’tfuckitupdon’tfuckitupdon’tfuckitup

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 17, 2017 at 13:42

      • Original Heretic

        May 17, 2017 at 13:43

        Take it awaaaaaaay!!!!

        I loved the books (until the very last one, *shudder*). Then the series came and screwed the story completely!

        Reply

        • RinceThis

          May 17, 2017 at 13:44

          totally dicked it. Shanara isn’t TOOO bad…

          Reply

          • Raptor Rants

            May 17, 2017 at 13:45

            Still on the fence about watching it. I’ve heard too many give it the MEH treatment

          • RinceThis

            May 17, 2017 at 13:45

            yeah. Alanon is pretty cool. The rest are too pretty.

        • Raptor Rants

          May 17, 2017 at 13:44

          What’s wrong with the last book?

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            May 17, 2017 at 13:45

            Ya. I thought it ended pretty well.

          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2017 at 13:45

            It was boooooooring!

          • Raptor Rants

            May 17, 2017 at 13:46

            I found it a solid round off of the series. It wasn’t quite as paced as the rest but my personal opinion is it was solid. But, everyone has their own choice in what is enjoyable and isn’t I guess.

            What made it boring for you though?

          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2017 at 13:49

            I found a lot of it to be extremely forced. The rest of the books in the series had amazing flow to them. Well, except for Pillars of Creation, that was also a terrible read, imo.

          • RinceThis

            May 17, 2017 at 13:50

            I found that by the time it got to the last book Goodkind had rehashed the same formula too often Worse than Marvel and their movies these days.

          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2017 at 13:51

            Yeah, that sounds about right. It became way too much of the same. He seemed to really hate his characters. Put them through living hell, then, by the end, all was well!

          • Raptor Rants

            May 17, 2017 at 14:03

            I have to agree on Pillars. Pillars was definitely my least favorite of the lot.

          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2017 at 14:08

            I think that a lot of my dislike of the last book could be that I was expecting way too much from it. Because I’d enjoyed the series, I was looking to be astounded.
            And it ended up being a rather lackluster affair, all in all.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 17, 2017 at 13:48

        No. Also, I don’t know what that is. One in leather, which is usually nice.

        Reply

        • RinceThis

          May 17, 2017 at 13:48

          Sword of Truth series.

          Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          May 17, 2017 at 13:49

          That is a confessor. Stay away

          Reply

          • Original Heretic

            May 17, 2017 at 13:50

            Unless you accept her completely.

          • Raptor Rants

            May 17, 2017 at 14:03

            Also true

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 17, 2017 at 14:08

            I would. *whistle innocently*

  4. Original Heretic

    May 17, 2017 at 13:46

    I remember watching a few episodes of the Polish series they did many years ago.

    The actress that played Yennefer…. *ggggrrrroooowwwwllll*

    Reply

  5. Matthew Figueira

    May 17, 2017 at 14:52

    O_O

    Reply

  6. Matthew Figueira

    May 17, 2017 at 14:52

    I should play the games 😛

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 17, 2017 at 15:10

      Get. Out.

      Reply

  7. Magoo

    May 18, 2017 at 08:27

    Duh, Russel Brand.

    Reply

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