The Witcher heads to Netflix without CD Projekt RED


The Witcher will soon head to Netflix as a new television series, but without the input of game developer CD Projekt RED.

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (The Expanse) will serve as executive producers on the series.

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” Netflix Vice President, Erik Barmack, said with the announcement. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing Netflix members around the world.”

Developer CD Projekt RED has since confirmed with IGN that it “is actually not involved in” the new television show. That said, BAFTA winning Tomek Baginski, who directed all three opening cinematics of the popular videos, is attached to the project.

The lack of the developer’s presence doesn’t bother The Witcher‘s creator, author Andrzej Sapkowski. The Polish scribe recently made headlines when he said the success of the franchise was his own doing, not that of CD Projekt RED.

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

Timings and castings are not yet available. We’ll have more on The Witcher‘s Netflix series as it’s offered up.