In May, we learned that The Witcher Saga—Andrzej Sapkowski's novel series that inspired CD Projekt Red's fantasy role-player—is getting an English language drama adaptation on streaming service Netflix. Now, it appears Marvel's Daredevil and The Defenders writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is on board.
As reported by Variety, Schmidt Hissrich joins as the forthcoming show's executive producer and showrunner. Her writing has also appeared in other popular television shows such as The West Wing and Power.
Not too much is known about the story of Netflix's The Witcher at this point, however executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown said this earlier this year: "The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling."
As for this interpretation of the subject matter, author Andrzej Sapkowski is already signed up as the show's creative consultant. Which I assume means we can expect plenty of naked Geralt bath shots. I've never seen The Hexer—the 2002 Polish language Witcher series adaptation—however if any of our Polish readership has, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.