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The Witcher is getting a Netflix series


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341 d ago
Netflix to Produce The Witcher TV Series
Netflix will develop and produce a new show based on The Witcher Saga, the series of eight novels by Andrzej Sapkowski that inspired the hugely popular CD Projekt Red RPG games.
Sapkowski - who does not profit from the game series - will serve as a creative consultant on the series. “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories," he explained in a press release , "staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing."
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GameSpot
341 d ago
The Witcher TV Series In Development For Netflix
The Witcher is being adapted into a TV series for Netflix, with Platige Image --a production company that worked on the video game series--involved in its creation.
The series looks to be based on the eight-part novel series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, instead of the games. Sapkowski will be working on the English language drama series as a creative consultant.
"Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar," said Erik Barmack, Netflix's vice president of international series. "We couldn't be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world."
Sapkowski added: "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. I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."
Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) are executive producers on the project. From Platige, Tomek Baginski, who has worked on Oscar nominated short The Cathedral, and Jarek Sawko, will be contributing to the series.
Platige worked alongside developer CD Projekt RED on the cinematics for The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf , The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings , and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt .
"The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world," explained Daniel and 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."
Baginiski and Sawko continued: "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."
The Witcher video game series, meanwhile, has come to an end, for now. Developer CD Projekt RED initially said the third game would be the last in the series. However, following the widespread critical and commercial success of the title, it has softened on the idea of returning to the franchise.
In March studio executives said that the series was conceived as a trilogy, making a fourth game in protagonist Geralt's story difficult . However, a new game wasn't impossible. The Witcher franchise has now reached 25 million units sold across the trilogy . CD Projekt RED is currently working on Cyberpunk 2077 .
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TechRadar
341 d ago
Netflix is making a Witcher TV series
A Netflix TV series based on the Witcher franchise is currently in development. 
The announcement came from Platige Image, a Polish production and visual effects studio that has previously worked on cinematics for Total War: Warhammer 2, and a commercial for Huawei. 
The author of the Witcher books, Andrzej Sapkowski, will serve as the show's creative consultant. In the past Sapkowski has been dismissive of the games , which he considers to be nothing more than an alternative reading of his original world and characters. 
Faithful to the books?
Sapkowski's involvement in the series suggests that the show might stick closer to the books than the games if his past comments are anything to go by. 
Beyond the author, The Expanse's Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are on board as executive producers, and Tomek Baginski is directing, after having previously directed the games' intro cinematics. 
In the past video games have proved challenging to adapt into movies, with last year's Assassin's Creed being another high profile disappointment. Hopefully the combination of a TV series being adapted from a game based on a book will prove more successful for Netflix, but the lack of big-name talent at this point is ringing alarm bells.
Check out our guide to the best Netflix TV shows .
Motherboard
341 d ago
Netflix Is Developing a Show Based on 'The Witcher'
Netflix is developing a new English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, but which most of you probably know thanks to the trilogy of role-playing games developed by CD Projekt RED.
"The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world," said executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown in a release from Polish production company Platige Image. "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."
Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the The Witcher series of books and video game adaptations, is like a medieval, Polish Batman, but with more sex. He goes from town to town, ridding them of demonic beings with his silver sword and a belt filled with magic potions. Somewhere along the way, he gets laid.
I know that sounds stupid, and most video games stories totally are, but The Witcher is actually not a bad choice for a Netflix show. Yeah, it's just another fantasy thing, but there are also a lot of political turmoil and complicated characters along the way. Think Game of Thrones, but with a sense of humor and a Slavic bent.
What I worry about is who the hell Netflix gets to play Geralt. By now, everyone knows him as he appears in the video game (long white hair, scarred, shredded), and more importantly, how he sounds in the video game. Whoever Netflix gets, they better start studying voice actor Doug Cockle's gritty whispers .
It's also important to note that just because Netflix is developing a show doesn't mean we'll ever actually see it (remember when Netflix was making a Zelda series ?). A lot of stuff needs to happen before we actually get to binge on this.
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The Verge
341 d ago
The Witcher is being made into a TV show by Netflix
Netflix is developing and producing an English-language TV show based on The Witcher. The franchise started life as a series of fantasy novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, before being turned into a number of critically acclaimed video games. Now it’s coming to the small screen, although there are no details on when the show might arrive.
In a press release Sapkowski said he would be serving 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,” he wrote. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
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Mashable
341 d ago
'The Witcher' saga is heading to Netflix
Netflix is venturing into the world of The Witcher, adapting Andrzej Sapkowski's beloved fantasy novels into a new English-language drama that's currently in development at the streaming network.
Sapkowski's Witcher saga comprises of eight novels and story collections which center on "witchers" — hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters. The books have spawned a major video game franchise, graphic novel series and short-lived Polish TV adaptation.
“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, who will serve as a creative consultant on the series. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.” Read more...
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The Next Web
341 d ago
The Witcher series is getting a Netflix show

Netflix is producing a show based on the popular Witcher franchise. Most English-speaking people will recognize hunky star Geralt of Rivia from the series of successful games. But The Witcher was originally a Polish literary property — and a very successful one at that. The series will follow the original eight books — five novels and three short story collections. Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the books, will serve as a creative consultant. Said Sapkowski of 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…
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Ars Technica
341 d ago
The Witcher coming to Netflix as a TV series
Netflix announced today that it is working with Polish production and visual effects company Platige Image to create an English-language TV series based on the world of The Witcher.
The series is technically based directly on the Witcher novels and story collections by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, according to the announcement, But those stories (and the world in which they're set) have become internationally famous primarily through a series of video game adaptations by developer CD Projekt Red. Earlier this year, the developer announced that the game series had sold over 25 million copies since its launch in 2007.
"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, who will serve as creative consultant on the series, said in a statement. "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."
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IGN
341 d ago
The Witcher Dev Not Involved in Netflix TV Series
While The Witcher will soon become a television series , the development team behind its successful video game adaptation won't play a role in the show.
CD Projekt RED, developer of the successful Witcher game franchise has confirmed to IGN that the studio "is actually not involved in" The Witcher Netflix series announced earlier today.
"CD Projekt RED is actually not involved in this. We wish this project all the best and are looking forward to watching the series on Netflix," a representative for the studio told IGN.
The studio's comment lines up with the announcement of the series , which briefly mentions the game adaptations but makes no mention of direct involvement from the studio, while going on to explain that the series is based on "the globally popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski," who does not receive royalties from the game franchise. The Witcher games have of course been part of that global popularity, as evidenced by The Wticher 3: Wild Hunt selling six million copies in its first six weeks of release in 2015 and the overall Witcher series having sold more than 25 million copies .
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341 d ago
The Witcher will soon slay beasts on Netflix - CNET
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'The Dark Crystal' is getting a Netflix series and all our childhood dreams are coming true
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Set years before the events of the original movie, Age of Resistance follows three Gelfling — a gentle race played entirely by animatronic puppets in the original — who discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.  Read more...
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TechRadar
340 d ago
Forget Netflix - there’s a Witcher ‘movie’ you can watch right now on Amazon Prime
The internet was abuzz yesterday with the news that Netflix would be producing a TV series based on The Witcher , the franchise that’s so far generated three games and eight books. 
But if you want to enjoy a live-action Witcher film you can do so right now with an Amazon Prime subscription. 
Ok, it might be a short seven-minute long fan-film film rather than a professional production with all of the bells and whistles of a Netflix original, but ‘ Witcher: First Hunt ’ is an enjoyable take on the world of the Witcher. 
Since it’s only seven minutes long, we won’t spoil too much of what happens, but suffice to say it follows Geralt through a scenario that anyone who’s played the Witcher games will be familiar with. 
If you’d like to check out Witcher: First Hunt for yourself then the full thing is available now on Amazon Prime
Check out our guide to Amazon Prime's best TV shows .
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340 d ago
Classic Fantasy Movie The Dark Crystal Returning As Netflix Series
The classic '80s fantasy movie The Dark Crystal is returning to screens as a new Netflix series. It has been announced that a prequel to the film, which was written and co-directed by Muppets creator Jim Henson, has been greenlit by the streaming giant.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will comprise 10 episodes and be overseen by Louis Leterrier, best known for directing Now You See Me and Marvel's The Incredible Hulk. It will be produced by The Jim Henson Company and begins production in the UK this fall. A teaser has been released--check it out below:
The official synopsis reads: "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure: When three Gelfling discover the secret behind the Skeksis' power, they embark on a journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save the entire world."
In a statement, Lisa Henson, chief executive of The Jim Henson Company, said: "Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life.
"Netflix has a deep respect for my father's original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”
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Netflix announces prequel series to Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal
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Netflix is working on a Dark Crystal prequel series
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