Production has begun on Netflix’s new adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski’s seminal series revolving around Geralt of Rivia. Made famous by CD Projekt Red’s fantastic trilogy of RPGs, the new series will instead be an adaptation of the original novels, featuring Sapkowski as a creative consultant. The author had the following to say in the press release:
“I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and themes that I have spent over 30 years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
This stands in stark contract to his position on the Witcher game series, which he has abandoned totally to the developers, having no interest in video games as a medium.
The series is being developed by Platige, a Polish studio, in partnership with Netflix, who will work with producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy, Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse). One of the directors, Tomek Baginski, has previous experience with the brand, having directed all 3 Witcher game into cinematics. A release date is not yet known.