… And I still haven’t even played any of the games. THE SHAME. I’ll wear a hessian sack and rub ashes on my face every day for the next week, I swear, but in the meantime, Netflix has signed on with Polish production and visual effects studio Platige Image to adapt the original novels into a TV drama series, with author Andrzej Sapkowski attached to the project as a creative consultant.
“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” says Netflix VP for international content Erik Barmack in the press stuff. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing [it 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,” adds Sapkowski, who has never actually played one of the games either, so I’m not doing the hessian sack and ashes thing anymore. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”
There’s not much more to go on for the moment, so let’s argue about who’d be the best Geralt of Rivia. I’d vote for Julian Sands – but Julian Sands in 1989, not Julian Sands in 2017 – because I’m convinced that the art team at CD Projekt Red used him in Warlock as a visual model for the game.
Or Mads Mikkelsen because he’s got that hot old guy thing going on.
Or whoever she is, because I want to see that internet apoplexy about “credibility” in a show about a person who hunts supernatural monsters.