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Netflix developing new drama series based on 'The Witcher'

UPI News Service, 05/17/2017 

Netflix is developing a new drama series based on popular fantasy saga "The Witcher" from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

The series will be based on Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling "Witcher Saga" which consists of eight novels and story collections.

"The Witcher," which follows the adventures of hunters known as Witchers who use supernatural abilities to battle deadly monsters, has been previously adapted into a best-selling video game series from developer CD Projekt Red.

Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series that is executive produced by Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko.

"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 in a statement.

"I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."

"The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world," said Daniel and Brown.

"The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can't wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling."

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the latest entry in the video game series, took home awards for Game of the Year, Developer of the Year and Best Roleplaying Game during the Game Awards in December 2015.

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