Netflix to Produce TV Series Adaptation of 'The Witcher'

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    It seems like Netflix won't stop with just Castlevania for its video game TV series adaptations.

    Indeed, Andrzej Sapkowski's series of eight novels that spawned CD Projekt Red's widely acclaimed The Witcher series will get a TV series adaptation developed and produced by Netflix.

    “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,” commented Sapkowski in a press release. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.” The author will serve as a creative consultant on the series.

    While it is not known if the series will be live-action or CGI, Platige Image S.A, which previously did cinematics for The Witcher games, is involved in the production.


    Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) will be the show's executive producers and added the following in the press release: “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.”

    What do you think? Do TV adaptations of video games have a better shot at being successful than big screen adaptations?

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    I think TV adaptations have a better chance of putting more detail in, something that a Witcher adaptation sorely needs. The witcher already had a Film adaptation, based on the books, called 'The Hexer'. It was pretty terrible. There was a Hexer tv series, but with a low budget, it didn't achieve much.

    Netflix has a history of making high quality adaptations that are entertaining. This series will likely be entertaining, but I doubt it will stick very closely to the source material. It will likely be a game based series, rather than from the books.
     
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    I hope Netflix does a better job than the Polish one, that was terrible lol.
     
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    So the doctor Hannibal, and divorced Hermione in

    WOW! We'll assist how Hannibal Gerald's how to cook wholes in the Witcher the series!
     
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    I really hope they don't screw this up by making it another sjw liberal pandering show because muh diversity...
     
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    What's wrong with diversity? Jk, jk
    Back on topic I'd rather have the series as a live action.
     
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    So I read all those books for nothing!?!

    Jk, they're actually really, really good.

    But I also liked The Hexer, so what do I know.
     
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    I wonder if this will be shot in 18:9 ratio.
     
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    will it be based on the witcher storyline or just based on the universe (related but not following witcher story)
     
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    There are multiple "story lines", so you'll have to be more specific. The story line in the book has a ton of differences between the story in the game.

    But, most likely, it'll just be based on the universe.
     
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    actually, i barely began witcher 3 :P
     
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    Oh great! A TV series adaptation of the series made by the company that lives in my country and the series that i never played it yet :D
     
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    Oh man, that will be good. I hope.
    The universe itself is huge, nothing could go wrong, right?
     
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    Is it really that bad? I know they added it recently to US Netflix, under the name hunter (cause of rights). it has gotten high ratings of around 86% or 4 stars if your older device doesn't support the new netflix (ps3, samsung 2013 tv)
     
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