A Netflix TV sequence primarily based on the Witcher franchise is at the moment in growth.
The announcement got here from Platige Image, a Polish manufacturing and visible results studio that has beforehand labored on cinematics for Total War: Warhammer 2, and a industrial for Huawei.
We began manufacturing of the sequence primarily based on “The Witcher” in coop. with @NetflixUS and SeanDanielFirm. Tomek #Bagiński one of many dir! pic.twitter.com/hYXWCHySOFMay 17, 2017
The writer of the Witcher books, Andrzej Sapkowski, will function the present’s inventive marketing consultant. In the previous Sapkowski has been dismissive of the games, which he considers to be nothing greater than an alternate studying of his authentic world and characters.
Faithful to the books?
Sapkowski’s involvement within the sequence means that the present would possibly stick nearer to the books than the video games if his previous feedback are something to go by.
Beyond the writer, The Expanse’s Sean Daniel and Jason Brown are on board as govt producers, and Tomek Baginski is directing, after having beforehand directed the video games’ intro cinematics.
In the previous video video games have proved difficult to adapt into motion pictures, with final yr’s Assassin’s Creed being one other excessive profile disappointment. Hopefully the mixture of a TV sequence being tailored from a sport primarily based on a guide will show extra profitable for Netflix, however the lack of big-name expertise at this level is ringing alarm bells.