Earlier this year it was announced that Netflix would be developing a series adaptation of the epic fantasy saga, The Witcher. Most people are familiar with The Witcher video game series, but that game is based on a series of novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. There are eight novels in total and they will serve as the main inspiration for the new series.
Variety is reporting that the upcoming series will be written by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who was a writer and co-executive producer on shows such as Daredevil and The Defenders. She will also serve as the showrunner on the series. It seems like The Witcher series is in good hands.
The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown previously released the following statement offering some additional insight into the story:
“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.”
I'm a fan of the game franchise and I'm excited about seeing how this series turns out. Netflix has a solid track record with developing great quality series, so there's a good chance that this show will impress. Are you excited about this!?