Evil Avatar  



Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Linda Hamilton returning...
Last post by blackzc
Today 03:15 AM
13 Replies, 752 Views
Kingsman Director Calls...
Last post by excalibur1814
Today 02:44 AM
4 Replies, 541 Views
Tomb Raider Trailer:...
Last post by Scherge
Today 02:39 AM
15 Replies, 878 Views
mother! Bombs on the...
Last post by vallor
Today 12:02 AM
14 Replies, 993 Views
Valve aims to combat...
Last post by Terran
Yesterday 07:10 PM
9 Replies, 744 Views
Square Enix is trying to...
Last post by blackzc
Yesterday 06:41 PM
6 Replies, 548 Views
Final Fantasy Director...
Last post by SpectralThundr
Yesterday 05:09 PM
41 Replies, 1,241 Views
Vampyr Delayed to Spring...
Last post by Terran
Yesterday 04:38 PM
4 Replies, 539 Views
» Promotion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2017, 05:58 AM   #1
Chimpbot
Godzillaologist
 
Chimpbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Third Planet of the Black Hole
Posts: 7,222
Netflix to Produce The Witcher TV Series


Netflix has announced it will be producing a series based on The Witcher Saga series of novels, by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Sapkowski will be serving as a creative consultant on the series. Platige Image, a Polish visual effects house, will co-produce the series.

Quote:
“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing 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.”
No release date, casting or directorial choices have been revealed as of yet.

I'm sure this will be great news for fans of the series. It is, however, important to remember that the series shares the same source material as the games...and isn't based on the games themselves. If nothing else, it should prove to be much more profitable for Sapkowski, who does not receive any royalties from the games. Amusingly enough, it's actually not the first TV adaptation, either.
Chimpbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 08:42 AM   #2
actusoul
Evil Dead
 
actusoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 776
Hopefully a successful series like Game of Thrones. Will see.
actusoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 08:54 AM   #3
Terran
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 11,004
I am absolutely amazed at how much original content Netflix is churning out. It seems like every week or so there's another dozen new, original items available. It's mind boggling how much money they're pouring into new content.

I love it. I've found some enjoyable surprises, like the Marcella series and Queen of the South. I've also become used to watching shows at my own pace without the typical pile of commercial interruptions. I'm beyond commercials in shows, which I can't tolerate it any longer. cable/satellite TV is almost entirely dead to me.
Terran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 09:26 AM   #4
EL CABONG
Evil Dead
 
EL CABONG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Empire State
Posts: 1,249
Hope its good. IF it has a large budget maybe it will.
__________________
PSN The_Stabbining
EL CABONG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 12:12 PM   #5
Chimpbot
Godzillaologist
 
Chimpbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Third Planet of the Black Hole
Posts: 7,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terran View Post
I am absolutely amazed at how much original content Netflix is churning out. It seems like every week or so there's another dozen new, original items available. It's mind boggling how much money they're pouring into new content.

I love it. I've found some enjoyable surprises, like the Marcella series and Queen of the South. I've also become used to watching shows at my own pace without the typical pile of commercial interruptions. I'm beyond commercials in shows, which I can't tolerate it any longer. cable/satellite TV is almost entirely dead to me.
Some of their content, like the new season of MST3K, is "produced" by them, in that they secured the exclusive rights. The upcoming Godzilla anime is another example. This, however, will be akin to Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black, in that they're involved with the production.

Still, you're not wrong; they're getting their hands on all sorts of original/exclusive content. They don't have as many new release movies, necessarily...but solid original content is almost better.
__________________
EvAv's Senior Godzillaologist
Member of the Nintendo Offensive Front
Chimpbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #6
Kooch
Soul Reaper
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 232
Not receiving royalties on the games is the author's own fault if I'm not mistaken, he had no faith in the games being successful. I think I read something about him being kind of a grouch about it.
Kooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 12:29 PM   #7
Chimpbot
Godzillaologist
 
Chimpbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Third Planet of the Black Hole
Posts: 7,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kooch View Post
Not receiving royalties on the games is the author's own fault if I'm not mistaken, he had no faith in the games being successful. I think I read something about him being kind of a grouch about it.
Yeah, it solely rests on Sapkowski's shoulders and he readily admits it. The part that makes him most grouchy is that people tend to think his novels are tie-ins written after the fact.

I can understand why he'd be upset in that regard. He wholly owns up to the royalty situation, though.
__________________
EvAv's Senior Godzillaologist
Member of the Nintendo Offensive Front
Chimpbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 07:02 PM   #8
hotdrop
Soul Reaper
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 234
Netflix has done a great job with their originals unlike Amazon which has mostly produced crap
hotdrop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
netflix, the witcher

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:15 AM.