The constant pursuit of Hollywood to adapt novels, games, and stories is presently very high. This time the crosshairs of Hollywood is on the phenomenal hit series, Witcher. This Polish-origin game was widely famous in the gaming community with countless awards and appreciation.
Netflix, the online streaming giant is busy in making its own shows and movies and now it has its sights on the series. The game extremely popular in all age groups will soon officially become a TV series. The series is described as "English Drama" series and it is yet to know whether the series will be animated or live-action.
The Witcher Series
The Games trilogy is adapted from the novels of Andrzej Sapkowsk which are inspired by fairy tales and Polish folklore. Witcher has an intense fantasy-drama with action and adventure in high amounts. The series consists of three games each one a lot more successful than the others:
- Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
The Witcher series protagonist Geralt of Rivia is a witcher (monster hunter with supernatural abilities) in a land of fantasy with elves, dwarfs, and strange monsters. The novels are also adapted into various Polish movies, card games and much more.
Developed by CD Project (A Polish company), the third part Witcher 3 itself broke the record for most awards with a total of 251 awards - A feat no other game achieved in the past. The game trilogy sold more than 35 million copies since 2007 and the game hasn't lost its charm yet.
A Netflix Series
The wild success of this game motivated Netflix to take up on this project and news is the whole series will be out in the month of July. While the fans are overjoyed with the news of their favorite game coming to TV, meanwhile a lot of discussions are going on about the cast.
Geralt of Witcher has a rugged look with white hair ( not due to his age) and perfect build with eyes as serious as the wolf itself. The lead role is now the trending issue among people and the people favorite choice is Mads Mikkelsen known for the famous TV series Hannibal and the villain role in Doctor Strange.
Interestingly he is not new to the gaming world as he is currently working with Metal Gear Solid fame Hideo Kojima for the upcoming Death Stranding. While the internet is busy cooking up various names for the lead role and other roles, Netflix is trying to make this gaming phenomenon a hit Game of Thrones-type series.
Erik Barmack, Netflix vice-president of international series said at a press event,
Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar
The main reason for viewers to watch this series is the lead role Geralt of Rivia. If Netflix does an excellent casting, all the other issues will be ironed out. Its time to rejoice Witcher lovers - Geralt is on his way.