The Witcher author has not played the game adaptations

Seems like he has zero interest

Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher series, is a very matter-of-fact man. He doesn't beat around the bush when doing interviews, which comes across as both biting and refreshing at the same time. In a recent interview with io9, Sapkowski was asked about how the Witcher TV show compares to the video games. Check out his response below.

I cannot compare anything to video games, because I have never played any. Since I was a kid I haven’t played any games—with a possible exception of bridge and poker. Video games are simply not for me, I prefer books as entertainment. Anyway, in my opinion TV series and video games—any of them—cannot be compared. They are too different in approach, making—and objective. You cannot compare spaghetti carbonara with a bicycle. Even though both have advantages and disadvantages.

The Witcher Soundtrack Vol. 1 hits Spotify and Apple Music on Jan. 24th, 2020

Toss a coin to your Witcher, won't you?

You've seen Netflix's first season of the Witcher, and now you're left wondering what to do with your time. Why not listen to the official soundtrack for the series? Netflix has confirmed that The Witcher Soundtrack Vol. 1 is going to release on Jan. 24th, 2020, and it'll be available via Spotify and Apple Music. You can actually check out a sample track from the album here and here.

Netflix confirms The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf anime film

The rumors were true!

Well, well, well...the rumors turned out to be true. Netflix has confirmed that they are indeed working on animated feature for The Witcher, and shared a few details.

The project, entitled "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf," is going to be an anime film that showcases a new threat facing the Continent. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich is involved with the film, as is the previously-announced Beau DeMayo. As for the animation itself, that's behind handled by Studio Mir, the team behind Legend of Korra.

"The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf" project spotted, once again fueling rumors of an animated feature

Could this be the long rumored animated feature?

Earlier today we shared comment from Netflix on just how big The Witcher has been for them. Season 2 is already underway as far as filming goes, and there's sure to be other promotional efforts from Netflix that tie into the franchise. There's been a long-standing rumor that Netflix actually has a supplemental series in the works as well, and today we get a bit more evidence of that.

The Writers Guild of America website has added a listing for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, which they have listed as a film. That may be a generic category though, and could apply to any number of features. Beau DeMayo is listed as a writer on this project, and he was the writer for episode 3 of the Netflix series, and is coming back for the second season as well.

Along with that mention, voice actress Harriet Kershaw seems to be tied to the project as well. With her inclusion, we once again have reason to revisit the original rumor of this project. We've heard for months now that Netflix has an animated Witcher feature in the works, and this could very well be it.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Netflix says The Witcher is on-track to be their biggest first season ever, reaching 76 million households in the first 4 weeks

Geralt is a star

The Witcher started off as a series of hit books, then became hit video games. It seems the series' success is unstoppable, as the Netflix adaptation is also a bonafide hit. Netflix confirmed as much in an interview in their recent financial report.

"During December, we also launched The Witcher, which is tracking to be our biggest season one TV series ever. Through its first four weeks of release, 76m member households chose to watch this action-packed fantasy, starring Henry Cavill. As a testament to how our hit content can penetrate the global zeitgeist and influence popular culture, the show’s launch drove up sales of The Witcher books and games around the world, and spawned a viral musical hit."

Saber Interactive says the next patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is 'definitely worth the wait'

Well now we're excited

At the start of January, we learned that Saber Interactive was cooking up a patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. They haven't said what will be included in the patch, but recent comments from the team themselves have people expecting big things.

While we haven't really gotten an update on the patch since it was initially announced, fans have taken to Saber Interactive's Facebook page to ask where the patch is. While Saber isn't ready to give a date for release yet, they did whet fan appetites by saying, "The Witcher’s patch is definitely worth the wait."

Witcher 3 on Switch has already been extremely impressive, but it sounds like the next patch will make it even moreso!

Funko Witcher 3: Wild Hunt "Geralt vs Leshen" Game Moments POP on the way

Geralt's popping in again

Funko has a very special POP figurine on the way, and this one's for hardcore fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The company has revealed a Witcher 3: Wild Hunt "Geralt vs Leshen" Game Moments POP, which focuses on a battle that takes place during the 'Heart of the Woods' mission. This POP will be a GameStop exclusive, and is set to go up for preorder within the next few days.

First episode of Netflix's Witcher podcast is now available

Have a listen

A few days back, we mentioned that Netflix was going to kick off an official Witcher podcast, and it would feature numerous people involved in the show. The first episode is now up for a listen, and you can give it a go above. Check out the synopsis for this episode below.

Geralt of Rivia is our favorite monster hunting mutant on The Continent. Find out how the writers, producers, and crew adapted the iconic character– from his yellow eyes to his monster fights.

Witcher's second season set to go into production

Onward, Geralt!

Witcher's first season on Netflix debuted last month, and it seems to have garnered quite a following. Thousands of fans consumed the first season in a week's time, and now they're chomping at the bit for season 2. While it'll obviously take awhile for the next season to come together, it does seem that work is already underway.

The Witcher showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich took to Twitter to share comment on what she'll be up to in the near future, and she clearly shows that she's gearing up for the second season of the show. Check out her full comment below.

Leaving my family in Los Angeles continues to be the hardest thing I do. But here I am. Doing it again, with all their love and support to back me up. Onto #TheWitcher S2!

Voice of Geralt in the Witcher game series shares his thoughts on the Netflix adaptation

Geralt on Geralt

Doug Cockle may not be a household name, but millions upon millions of fans know his voice. Doug has provided the voice of Geralt in the Witcher series of games, and for many, his voice embodies everything Geralt is about. So what does the voice of Geralt think of Netflix's take on the series? Cockle took to Twitter to share his thoughts having watched the first season.

Ok...finally saw all 8 episodes of @witchernetflix! I LOVE IT. The time jumps are challenging, but it all comes together in the end. The main characters are wonderfully played by a talented cast and the world is lovingly realised. Bring on series 2!

Looks like Henry Cavill and the gang get a stamp of approval from the original Geralt. How about we get Cockle a cameo in season 2, Netflix?!


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