Back in May last year we announced that Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher” series of fantasy/horror novels was being developed into a series for Netflix (you may also know the name from the popular computer game series). Last night, screenwriter Lauren S. Hissrich announced that the script for the pilot episode has been completed – you can also take a look through her twitter feed to see discussion about her writing process, among other things. Witchers are monster hunters who, at a young age, develop supernatural abilities in order to carry out their role.
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) January 20, 2018
“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Sean Daniel and Jason 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 Platige Image’s Tomek Baginski and Jarek 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.”
Have you read the books or played the games? What are your thoughts on this upcoming release?