Netflix is developing and producing a new English-language drama series based on The Witcher, the popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.
Sapkowski’s eight novels and story collections center on “witchers”—hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters. The New York Times best-selling books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages, also spawned a video-game franchise. Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series.
Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse), partners at the Sean Daniel Company, are executive producers, along with Tomek Baginski (The Cathedral, The Fallen Art, Ambition) and Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company.
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Daniel and Brown. “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.”
Added Baginski and Sawko: “There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today’s challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and the hero inside all of our hearts.”