Everybody’s favorite monster-slayer is back. But this time, the Witcher won’t be in a video game (or book). That’s because Netflix has picked up the property.
Non-interactive monster hunting
There isn’t much meat to this news bit, so bear with me Witcher fans. Though the headline is kind of news enough to get followers of the series excited I think. After all, it’s not every day that a blockbuster video game series gets a TV adaptation.
Netflix has been on a bit of a roll with the medium too. Don’t forget that Konami’s classic Castlevania franchise has recently been picked up for an animated show. Does that mean that Witcher will be likewise brought to audiences? Well, we don’t know for sure, but it definitely seems like it’ll be live action.
No animation is mentioned in the press release, or in the story on industry site MCV about the show. But special effects house Platige Image is mentioned, and they’ll apparently be providing the visuals. So with that, I’d assume that we’re looking at some non-cartoon stuff here. Netflix doesn’t shy away from big effect shows either, they have The Expanse in their stable.
Speaking of, it’s The Expanse’s Sean Daniel and Jason Brown that’ll be serving as producers on this one. Oh, and no worries about authenticity, since creator and author Andrzej Sapkowski will indeed be involved. He’ll be taking on a creative consultant role.
Overall, it sounds pretty freaking awesome. And another high-fantasy show making it to the small screen sounds good to me. No release date as of yet for the show however, so stay tuned for more on Netflix’ The Witcher.