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Netflix has released a news report stating that they will be developing and producing a new English language drama series based on The Witcher. If you thought that The Witcher has only been a video game up until now then think again. The video games are based upon at fantasy saga created by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and it has captured the imagination of fans all over the world.

There are eight novels and story collections and they centre on “Witchers” – a set of people that develop supernatural abilities at a very young age and are trained to hunt and kill monsters. These New York Times bestselling books have been translated into over 20 languages.

Netflix said: “Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar, we couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Witcher saga to Netflix members around the world.”

“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,” said Sapkowski. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series.