Netflix’s The Witcher Series First Season Has Been Submitted to The Streaming Service
Although I am sad we have to wait so long for The Witcher Series to drop on Netflix, at least information was just given to us about the show. According to Netlfix the series will be focused on, “a mutated monster hunter, [who] struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.” Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is the show runner, and has been dropping hints on her Twitter:
It's Friday night in LA, and it's been a seriously great week here at #Witcher.
Let's talk casting. Yes, I said the magic word! Casting is starting soon, and no, I can't tell you who our top picks are so don't ask. But. There is something very important you need to know. pic.twitter.com/9dfkhBIyo0
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) June 23, 2018
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) May 25, 2018
The upcoming Netflix’s The Witcher Series is not directly related to the CD Projekt Red video game franchise aside from the similarities that the two will naturally share. The Show will release in 2020. Although there is a limited number of episodes for the first season, that might be a good thing.
As a long-term fan of the books who’s never played the Witcher games I’m ecstatic about this news. It will be – hopefully – incredible to see a world I fell in love with when I was a teenager on screen. I’d be mad if they chose to base the story on the games instead, knowing how good the book saga is. And it’s good that Spakowski’s fully behind this adaptation, it’s always unpleasant when a creator dislikes what’s been done to their work.
I also hope it translates well to the English-speaking market since Polish linguistic and cultural quirks made the books for me in large part. Do you think Netflix’s The Witcher Series will be a hit? Let us know in the comments below.