Yes, The Witcher television series is no longer a fan’s ultimate dream. Thanks to Netflix, the story of Gerald of Rivia will soon hit the small screens, and since Andrej Sapkowski will serve as an executive producer, fans will most likely get the full Witcher experience.
Tomek Baginski Will Also Work on the Project
Tomek Baginski, the man responsible for the cinematic intros for all three The Witcher video games has also been invited to work on the team alongside Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, and Jarek Sawko. With such great minds in charge of production and visual effects, fans are more than likely in for a treat.
Judging from Netflix’s press release, the team hasn’t settled on a storyline, Brown and Daniel preferring to remain vague when talking about the “original, funny, and constantly surprising” characters that populate Sapkowski’s novels.
Will Netflix Highlight Geralt’s Righteousness?
Witchers are neither humans, nor monsters. They are taken away from their families during early childhood, given a cocktail of potions which provoke unnatural mutations, trained in combat, and taught about all manner of ghouls and wraiths. In most cases, after this Trial of Grass, the children that do survive the process lose their ability to differentiate between the subtle tones of good and evil.
However, Geralt is special. The Butcher of Blaviken never truly sticks to the witcher’s code. He doesn’t just kill a monster, collect a reward, and ignore all problems that don’t have a supernatural component. The White Wolf has made a name for himself by standing up to those in need, be them common folk oppressed by kings or gang members, sorceresses viciously hunted by a mad emperor, and even intelligent monsters.
Nevertheless, times are hard; especially since most witcher schools have long been abandoned, monsters roam the lands with nobody to kill them. Then there’s the war which made life even harder as poverty reigns absolute. Nigh is the time of madness and despair; nigh is the time for The Witcher television series.
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