Netflix developing The Witcher saga

Netflix is developing and producing an English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

Known collectively as the Witcher Saga, Sapkowski’s eight novels and story collections centre on “witchers” — hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters. The bestselling books have spawned a major video game franchise and been translated into over 20 languages.

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”

“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.”

Executive Producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) 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.”

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