Netflix has hired Daredevil and The Defenders writer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for its upcoming series based on The Witcher fantasy novels that inspired the hit video game franchise.
Hissrich, whose credits include three episodes of Daredevil Season 2, five episodes of The Defenders and The West Wing, will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
While no casting announcements have been made, Hissrich will be joined by Sean Daniel (The Mummy, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse) as executive producers. Tomek Baginski (The Cathedral) and Jarek Sawko (The Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) are also producers.
Announced in May, the series is based on the eight novels and short-story collections by author Andrzej Sapkowski known as The Witcher Saga. It centers on a group of hunters known as “Witchers” who are blessed with supernatural abilities at a young age. Throughout the series, the Witchers battle deadly monsters while honing their abilities. The books inspired three popular video games, The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series.
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