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Netflix Creating Show Based On The Witcher

May 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

TVLine reports that Netflix has given a straight-to-series order for a new TV series based on The Witcher books. The fantasy drama will be adapted from the eight novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

The series follows “witchers”, who are “hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters.” Sapkowski will be the creative consultant while while Sean Daniel and Jason Brown executive produce.

Sapowski said: “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 30 years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.

The series has been adapted as a 2001 Polish film that had a poor critical reaction and a TV spinoff. Both were called The Hexer. It’s more famously known for the video games based on it.