THE WITCHER Author Andrzej Sapkowski Doesn't Sound Remotely Impressed With Netflix's TV Shows

THE WITCHER Author Andrzej Sapkowski Doesn't Sound Remotely Impressed With Netflix's TV Shows THE WITCHER Author Andrzej Sapkowski Doesn't Sound Remotely Impressed With Netflix's TV Shows

The Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski has shared his thoughts on Netflix's adaptations of his work, and it doesn't appear he's a fan of what they've done with the property. Find out more after the jump!

By JoshWilding - Feb 02, 2023 07:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Television
Source: Redanian Intelligence

It's been a decade since Season of Storms, the last chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series of novels, was released. Of course, that story was set between some of The Last Wish's shorts, with 1999's The Lady of the Lake effectively ending the saga of Geralt of Rivia. 

Since then, the author's work has been adapted for television, with Netflix bringing The Witcher, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and animated series, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, to the small screen. 

During a recent appearance at the Taipei International Book Exhibition 2023 (via Redanian Intelligence), Sapkowski was asked to share his thoughts on the streaming service's take on his books. While he didn't weigh in on recent reports that the creative team behind the shows actively mock his work, his opinion on the TV shows is, "I've seen better. I've seen worse."

That's not exactly an enthusiastic endorsement of them. 

Then again, we're not exactly surprised when the reported reason for Henry Cavill leaving the series is that he grew unhappy with how much Netflix has diverged from Sapkowski's work.

The author also revealed whether he intends to continue his book series, confirming that "They are in the plans." However, when it comes to the possibility of Sapkowski telling stories set after the events of The Lady of the Lake, he responded with a firm, "No."

"The story is complete, the saga has been concluded, so if by any chance I write something in The Witcher universe, and I sure have such intention, it would probably be something like a prequel or a sidequel. Not a sequel."

What are your hopes for The Witcher franchise's future on the page and screen?

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1stDalek
1stDalek - 2/2/2023, 7:35 PM
It's really interesting, he could in theory continue Ciri's tale, but chooses to end have it all end with Geralt.
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