Netflix will bring Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher saga to life in an English language drama series.
The Witcher saga consists of eight books, along with smaller story collections, on “hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters,” says Netflix. Sapkowski’s series is a global phenomenon and spawned a video game series.
“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.”
The author will be a creative consultant on the series, while Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) will lead as executive producers.
“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.”
Netflix didn’t share when we can expect The Witcher to air on Netflix.