Well, here’s hoping they do this right. Netflix are developing a series based around The Witcher. According to the Rock, Paper, Shotgun article, it’ll be more based around the books…which is probably a smart move. Familiar characters for people who have played the games, but a bit of a deeper narrative pull across multiple episodes by using the books/short stories as source material.
Platige is also involved, which is pretty awesome.
I’ve been reading the books and I really haven’t cared much for them. They lean way into fantasy tropes that the games try to avoid. I’ll give the series a fair shake though, unless it looks super low budget.
Lauren already got trolled by someone questioning how – with all the women and people of color and no older white writers – they could write the Witcher series. Her response was far more graceful than mine would have been.
So tonight Hissrich put out there that they’re getting set for casting. And normally they’d have people read scenes between characters to read for a part. But since they’re going international with this and need to send pages out, and since they’re worried about leaks and spoilers, they’ve created entire scenes between characters that won’t appear in the series or give away spoilers.
They’re getting set for casting. That’s usually the go/no-go point in a series. They cast, and it’s happening. Seems like we’re definitely getting a Witcher series!
When bits of script start showing up on Reddit in the next few weeks…well, this is where they came from. They won’t be spoilers.
Geralt’s bard friend in the story? Jaskier. Not Dandelion. Probably will make @Paul_cze very happy. :)
Almost, she is Triss Merigold. Funnily enough the translator changed Jaskier to Marigold in the first book where Triss didn’t exist yet; when she appeared in the next with surname Merigold, he changed her surname to Ranuncul to prevent confusion. All these names are based on some latin flora names afaik.