Witcher Author Isn’t Forcing Himself Into Netflix’s Blood Origin, Just Wants To “Enjoy The Soup”

Netflix is continually growing its Witcher Universe on the streaming service. There have already been two seasons of the mainline series with a third in the works, an animated movie about Vesemir, and on Christmas, there is a prequel series about the creation of the first Witcher.

While many know of Geralt and his world because of the Witcher games–primarily CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3–its origin comes from the mind of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and his various Witcher Saga novels. But how involved was the novelist with the upcoming series Witcher: Blood Origin, which arrives on December 25?

According to executive producer Lauren Hissrich, he was hands off and happy to give the reins over to the creative team. “We are so lucky,” Hissrich told GameSpot. “Working with Andrzej has been amazing because he is very clear with us. He wrote the books. He’s a novelist, and had he wanted to write a TV show he would have written a TV show. So he has given us the creative freedom to kind of take his stories and express them in sort of a new format that he himself could not would not. So that part’s been incredible because he does get all the scripts.

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Author: Mat Elfring