After numerous unsuccessful attempts to convert great games into respectable movies, it appears that focus is being shifted to turning them into TV shows instead. After the release of the mediocre Assassin's Creed movie, reports claimed that a TV show based on the popular franchise was in the works as well.
Now, Netflix has announced that it is currently developing a TV show based on CD Projekt Red's The Witcher franchise.
The Witcher is one of the most popular game series on console and PC. Based on the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher Saga, the fantasy series tells the tale of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher with supernatural abilities, which helps him to kill deadly creatures.
Seeing its popularity, Netflix decided to create a TV adaptation of the series. Sapkowski had the following to say about this announcement:
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 thirty years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.
Sapkowski will be aiding the development of the series as the creative consultant. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) have been tapped as executive producers. The two are quoted as saying:
The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. 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.
Although the release date of the TV show hasn't been revealed as of yet, gamers, readers, and fans of The Witcher will be excited to hear about this development.