Netflix has confirmed its plans to bring to life the characters and event featured in Andrzej Sapkowski's "The Witcher" novels through a brand new television series. The company has confirmed that it has begun production of the new show, which will also be called "The Witcher," and that they will be staying true to the source material.

Brought to life

Based on the announcement, the upcoming new television series will be a live-action adaptation of the different books in Sapkowski's series of novels. The show will reportedly not be directly related to CD Projekt RED's immensely popular action role-playing video game series.

However, given that they are taken from the same source material, fans of the games will likely be seeing some very familiar faces and events when the show finally comes out.

By the book

CD Projekt Red released a total of three games based on the novels, namely "The Witcher," "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings," and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt." However, the studio did take its liberties with the source material and changed quite a few details within the different video game installments.

Sapkowski previously disapproved of how his work was translated into the games and even declined to take the percentage of the adaptation rights that was offered to him.

This turned out to be a big mistake for the author seeing as that the video game series ended up grossing over a billion dollars in sales.

In good hands

During Netflix's official press release, Sapkowski revealed that he is now much more confident in how the network will handle his life's work and that they should be doing it justice with upcoming the new series.

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The author expressed his excitement with the project and revealed to fans that the show will be staying true to the books he had spent over 30 years writing.

Since CD Projekt Red released the last "Witcher" video game, there have been talks about bringing the novels to a different medium, which may either be a movie or a new television show.

Netflix has had a lot of success with their different original program television series, which means that Sapkowski couldn't have chosen a better partner to bring his work to life.

The upcoming show will be produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, with a lot of the CGI work done by Platige, a Polish animation studio. Tomek Baginski, who worked on the art and animation for the "Witcher" games, will also be involved with the project.