Everything is still hush-hush for now as the official press release does not state if it’ll be live action or CG animated or a mix of both. As of now, there are no stills that have been released either. However, a few details have come to surface.
Executive producer for the show will be Sean Daniel from The Mummy franchise, and Jason Brown from the awesome SciFi show, The Expanse. As for visual effects, it’ll be handled by Platige Image S.A, the studio that produced the 2002 Oscar-nominated short, The Cathedral. Beyond that though, details are pretty short.
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For many of us, our introduction to The Witcher series was via the hit video game of the same name. However, it got its start as a series of short stories and novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. Like the games, Witchers are monster hunters, who develop supernatural abilities at a young age.
Think of a rojak between Val Helsing, X-Men and that shitty Hansel and Gretel movie you wish you never saw. In a press release, Sapkowski expressed how happy he is that his work is being adapted by Netflix.
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.
Considering how the look and feel of The Witcher games and books were, we can at least expect some Game of Thrones violence and explicitness. Netflix hasn’t shied away from doing such productions if Marco Polo was anything to go by. So until we get more details, stay tuned!