Streaming service Netflix has started work on a television series based on the popular fantasy Saga “the Witcher” by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. In a statement, the 68-year-old writer says he will be the creative consultant on the project, reports The Verge.
Sapkowski admitted that he was glad the decision of Netflix to create a series on his works. The producers of the show will be Sean Daniel, Jason brown, Tomek and Jarek Baginski Savko.
“The Witcher” – a series of eight novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. In 2007 he released the first computer game on motives of the Saga, which then became one of the most important franchises in the genre of role-playing games. In 2011 was released the sequel – “the Witcher 2: assassins of kings”. In may 2015, the trikvel – “the Witcher 3: wild Hunt.” In 2009 on motives of the Saga of the Witcher has put the rock Opera “Road without return”.
In the early 2000-ies on the works of Sapkowski in Poland has rented a mini-series consisting of 13 episodes. Premiered in 2001. The main role of the Witcher Geralt was played by Michal Zebrowski. Before the first show of the series was released in a 130-minute movie, which is a shortened version of the series.
Critics have greeted the series with disapproval. Professionals in the field of cinema did not like the technical side of the filming of the series was low budget and funds for the special effects and staged fights is not enough. Andrzej Sapkowski and was unhappy with the adaptation of his books.
Earlier it was reported that in 2017 it is planned to start work on the feature film “the Witcher”, but, apparently, the idea was abandoned in favor of the series. Premiere date of the series not reported.