'The Witcher Saga' heads to Netflix as TV series

Fantasy books had already been turned in video games


Andrzej Sapkowski’s "The Witcher" fantasy saga is now being turned into a live-action television series, Netflix announced on Tuesday.

Known as "The Witcher Saga" the collection of eight novels and various stories (which have been translated into 20 languages) has already spawned a major video game franchise.

The series follows so called 'witchers', hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters.

“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,” Sapkowski said. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

Executive producers for the series are Sean Daniel of "The Mummy" franchise and Jason Brown (The Expanse). Sapkowski will act as a creative consultant on the series.

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”

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