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The Witcher Saga: Popular series to be developed into a Netflix show

The Witcher Saga — a series of eight novels by Andrzej Sapkowski — will be adapted into a Netflix TV Series. The saga has already inspired three popular RPG games. 

more lifestyle Updated: May 18, 2017 19:55 IST
Aditya Dogra
A poster from The Witcher gaming series.
A poster from The Witcher gaming series.(CD Projekt Red)

Earlier a source material for CD Projekt Red’s video game series by the same name, The Witcher, has evolved into a popular saga, in both, games and books. The saga has now been picked up by American entertainment company, Netflix , which will soon be adapting it for an English-language drama series.

While the game developers, CD Projekt Red, will not be involved with the series. Tomek Bagiński and Jarek Sawko from Platige Image —the studio responsible for creating cinematic shorts and TV spots for CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — will be involved with production.

A poster of the RPG Witcher game series. (CD Projekt Red)

While there aren’t many details that have been revealed about the series, author Andrzej Sapkowski, who has written the original eight book saga has been confirmed to be on board as a creative consultant. “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, in an announcement release by Platige Image. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

Here is a look at the Witcher 3 cinematic trailer (just so you get an idea about what this is):

Fans online are hyped about the announcement and many have even begun speculating if Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist from the game series, will be a part of the Netflix adaptation.

Are you excited too? What do you want to the series to be about? Tell us in the comments below.

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