Netflix to develop Witcher series

Netflix to produce Witcher series

But the most successful spinoff is probably a trilogy of video games produced by Polish studio CD Projekt (formerly known as CD Projekt Red or CDPR) that have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide since 2007.

Netflix also seems to be thrilled by the idea of bringing the Witcher Tv Series to life, and with good reason the Sapkowski's creation has all the potential to be a hit as big as HBO's Game Of Thrones.

Players of the game embody the main character from Sapkowski's books, Geralt of Rivia, a "witcher", or professional monster hunter with supernatural abilities.

"Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar", said Erik Barmack, Netflix's vice president of global series.

While the game developers, CDProjekt Red, will not be involved with the series.

Baginski - who directed the intro videos for all three Witcher games, as well as the Cyberpunk 2077 teaser trailer - will direct at least one episode per season.

Executive producers for the series are Sean Daniel of "The Mummy" franchise and Jason Brown (The Expanse). "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life". Netflix has also gotten an Oscar-nominated director Tomek Baginski to helm the project, which just shows how committed it is to make the show successful. This has not stopped fans from speculating and theory crafting on platforms like Reddit in great detail as to how the series may ideally be set up and filmed, and as to who will be cast for the roles.

"The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a risky world", the two wrote in a press release. "We couldn't be more excited about bringing Netflix members around the world". From there, two more games were released culminating in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which is considered by many to be one of the best RPGs in gaming history.



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