Streaming supergiant Netflix continues to acquire foreign properties with the intent on producing a global juggernaut. Deadline is reporting that Netflix will be producing an English-language drama series based on the saga The Witcher, from Poland’s Andrzej Sapkowski. Following in the steps of other shows green-lit for production recently in the international landscape (France’s Marseille, Japan’s Hibana: Spark/Hibana, among others), The Witcher will be given a first-season run with hopes of others to follow.
Sapkowski’s eight novels, known together as the Witcher Saga, focus on people that develop supernatural powers in their childhood that allow them to battle monsters and other threats later in life. These people, known as “witchers”, and their adventures will be the focus of the show. The novels have grown into an international phenomenon and have spawned a video game franchise as well. Joining Sapkowski (who will be a consultant) on the project will be executive producers Jason Brown (The Expanse) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, Village of the Damned), along with Polish production company Platige Image’s Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko.
“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.”
No details have yet been released regarding when The Witcher will begin filming, but it’s expected to be later this year. Stay tuned to HNN for any further updates on Netflix’s The Witcher series!