All the details on The Witcher TV show on Netflix
What is the Witcher?
The Witcher series follows the adventures of Geralt, a travelling monster hunter who has supernatural powers. The series was created by novelist Andrzej Sapkowski. The books of the adventures of Geralt are incredibly successful and have been translated into several languages from the native Polish.
The Witcher computer games were made by Projekt RED with the third and final part The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt being released in 2015 to critical acclaim and strong sales.
Netflix have recently announced they are developing a Witcher TV show based on the series produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (who also worked on The Expanse). They released the following statement.
‘The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. 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.’
In the books Geralt fights a series of monsters in a gritty supernatural version of medieval Eastern Europe. This would lend itself well to a ‘monster of the week’ type format like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Supernatural.
Is there a trailer for the Witcher TV show?
Excluding the Hexer (have a look below) there hasn’t been a trailer for the Witcher released yet but we think the trailer for computer game Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can give you a good idea of the world of The Witcher.
When will the Witcher TV show be released?
No release date has been stated.
Has there ever been a Witcher film?
A Polish language film for the Witcher was produced in 2001 directed by Marek Brodzki (who also worked on Schindler’s List with Steven Spielberg), under the name The Hexer (Wiedźmin in Polish). You can watch the trailer for it below. If you work has a policy against sword fighting, nude women or really bad CGI dragons then maybe watch it at home instead.
The Witcher in the pictures at the top of the article is Michał Żebrowski who starred as Geralt in this film
What is the Hexer TV show?
A TV show based on the books was made in 2002 in Poland, with only one season of 13 episodes making it to air. It was executive produced by Marek Brodzki who also directed the Hexer film and starred the same actors as the movie.