Netflix's The Witcher Series Will Be Adapted By Daredevil Season 2 Writer

Netflix's The Witcher Series Will Be Adapted By Daredevil Season 2 Writer

The writer and producer of Daredevil and The Defenders will help bring The Witcher to Netflix.

It's been a few months since Netflix announced a full English-language adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher novels, which inspired the CD Projekt Red games. It seems the project has finally found some movement at long last.

Variety reports that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has signed on to adapt the property and act as showrunner. Hissrich was previously the writer and co-executive producer for Daredevil Season 2, The Defenders, and Starz's Power. Otherwise, the series is being produced Sean Daniel, the executive producer behind another novel adaptation, The Expanse on Syfy.

This series doesn't look like it'll be related to the CD Projekt Red series or the original Polish live-action project. There's no indication which of the eight Witcher books will be adapted or in which order. On the bright side, the author is actually happy about this new Netflix series, which he is a creative consultant on, as opposed to the games.

"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."

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