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Netflix Developing English-Language Drama Series of ‘THE WITCHER’

May 17, 2017

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Netflix is developing  a new English-language drama series based on THE WITCHER, the globally popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

Known collectively as The Witcher saga, Sapkowski’s eight novels and story collections center 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 have been translated in over 20 languages.

Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President of International Series said:

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing THE WITCHER saga to Netflix members around the world.”

Sapkowski said:

“I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaption of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company will be executive producing alongside Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company.

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown 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.”

Baginski and Sawko said:

“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.”

 

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