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The Witcher: Netflix To Make TV Drama Series
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Default The Witcher: Netflix To Make TV Drama Series - 05-17-2017, 13:45 | posts: 29,282 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Netflix is developing and producing a new English language drama series based on The Witcher, the globally popular fantasy saga from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, that has entranced legions of fans...

The Witcher: Netflix To Make TV Drama Series
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 13:49 | posts: 40 | Location: Slovakia, Trnava

"that has entranced legions of fans worldwide which resulted in the games"

More like "that has entranced legions of fans worldwide after playing the games"
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 14:04 | posts: 107

Great news. Hopefully it will be better than the Polish version.

Mad Mikkelsen should play Geralt

However...

Tbh this

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Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series
worries me.

The guy is a toxic drunkard with a superiority complex.

I wouldn't let him anywhere near The Witcher TV show.

Let him have his slice of the pie (he is still butthurt he didn't believe in CD Projekt and refused their original deal), but keep him away from the TV Series.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 14:48 | posts: 702 | Location: Kosovo/Pristina

1st witcher was a good game i played it a lot, and for 2nd and 3rd they are total failure at least for me


And yes TV Series why not.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 15:37 | posts: 28 | Location: Estonia

Many different high expectations = a lot of disappointed fans.
Can't please all.
I'll take it as something independent from the games.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 16:23 | posts: 6,333 | Location: Romania

Best news I've read in months. I freaking love the world, played every Witcher game several times, and now I'm also almost finished with the last of the books as well.

I know there is a bit of beef between Sapkowski and CDProjekt, which is truly a shame. However one puts it though, the fame of the Witcher saga wouldn't be where it is now without the games, and were the books not written, we wouldn't have the games to begin with.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 17:11 | posts: 3,265 | Location: Upstate New York

I hope it's better then the Legend of the Seeker series' screen adaptation was. I have the books on my backlist to read on of these decades, but maybe if I watch the tv series before reading the books I won't dislike it as much. :p

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Default 05-17-2017, 17:32 | posts: 7,466 | Location: USA

NO, stop making movies and or show based of games, they all windup sucking and disrepecting the original game source material
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 17:32 | posts: 475

I have every expectation of this being mediocre to terrible. TV has been sucky in recent years.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 17:37 | posts: 10,044

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NO, stop making movies and or show based of games, they all windup sucking and disrepecting the original game source material
This series is based off the books, the same as the games.

I don't really get the "Tv sucks now!" argument either. It has almost always sucked for the most part, in a day and age where you can pick what you watch when you want to watch it, I'm following far more quality shows then I ever have.

Black Sails
Game of Thrones
The Expanse
Legion
Westworld
American Gods
Outlander

I could go on to be honest, as far as I'm concerned TV has never been better.

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Default 05-17-2017, 17:47 | posts: 7,466 | Location: USA

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This series is based off the books, the same as the games.
that dont make it any better books turn movie tend to bad too.

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Default 05-17-2017, 17:49 | posts: 10,044

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that dont make it any better books turn movie tend to bad bad too.
There's a lot of book based series' and movies which are fantastic, far more than those based on games. So yeah, it does make it better. I'm more than willing to reserve judgement on this.

The source material has to come from somewhere.

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Default 05-17-2017, 17:51 | posts: 475

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This series is based off the books, the same as the games.

I don't really get the "Tv sucks now!" argument either. It has almost always sucked for the most part, in a day and age where you can pick what you watch when you want to watch it, I'm following far more quality shows than I ever have.

Black Sails
Game of Thrones
The Expanse
Legion
Westworld
American Gods
Outlander

I could go on to be honest, as far as I'm concerned TV has never been better.
Some of us pine for the days of yore when copious amounts of swearing and/or sex scenes weren't in most shows.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 17:54 | posts: 10,044

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Some of us pine for the days of yore when copious amounts of swearing or a sex scene weren't in most shows.
There's always reruns if your delicate sensibilities are at risk.

Honestly, I've always found that a poor argument. You're happy for violence, but a bit of sex/nudity/swearing in proper context is taboo?

Whatever makes you happy I guess.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 17:57 | posts: 475

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There's always reruns if your delicate sensibilities are at risk.

Honestly, I've always found that a poor argument. You're happy for violence, but a bit of sex/nudity/swearing in proper context is taboo?

Whatever makes you happy I guess.
My sensibilities aren't delicate, it's obnoxious, edgy, and an excuse to avoid writing dialogue as much as possible.

Edit: That goes for gratuitous violence too.

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Default 05-17-2017, 18:08 | posts: 6,830

There are still shows like that, I don't understand why would anyone expect a show based on the Witcher's world to be like that though. In my opinion, the hardest thing to nail will be Geralt's humanity and inherit kindness.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 18:36 | posts: 475

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There are still shows like that, I don't understand why would anyone expect a show based on the Witcher's world to be like that though. In my opinion, the hardest thing to nail will be Geralt's humanity and inherit kindness.
I haven't read the books so I can't say. My comments, beyond the first, have all been aimed at recent TV trends in general.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 18:58 | posts: 320

The thing about making a series from a game like Witcher is everyone's experience in game is a little different from each other. Some may like it while others will not. I am sort of mixed about it. I suppose we will see.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 19:34 | posts: 6,830

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I haven't read the books so I can't say. My comments, beyond the first, have all been aimed at recent TV trends in general.
There are also Vince Gilligan's series, with the completely underrated Better Call Saul for example, that really show how character development and tension can happen without a single drop of blood. Same for House of Cards. Sex and violence should have a place in adult entertainment, but they should be used to make things feel important. All of the actually good TV that's out there does that. Even Game of Thrones and its tits.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 20:42 | posts: 107

The novels have enough swearing and violence.They are not for politically correct and who can't take the harshness and ugliness of the world. It's made for mature audience.

We are never going back to the disgusting days of Hays Code.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 21:00 | posts: 2,749 | Location: Netherlands

Oh hell yeah

   
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Default 05-17-2017, 22:39 | posts: 17,732 | Location: Glasgow

Never read the books, but never considered the games to be mature.

It's not something i would watch as i did not like the story from the games or this genre, but Netflix are more likely to get this right than something like a big name TV network would have years ago.
   
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Default 05-17-2017, 22:41 | posts: 2,001 | Location: Isle of Man

I enjoyed the Witcher games, but the character is a blatant rip off of Elric of Melnibone. Even Michael Moorcock himself said so.
   
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Default 05-18-2017, 00:16 | posts: 1,562 | Location: Australia, QLD

Nice! this could be so good if done well. Definitely watching. Although wish it was a HBO exclusive or something like GoT and not a "Netflix series"..
   
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Default 05-18-2017, 00:35 | posts: 17,732 | Location: Glasgow

Why would you want that?? So people would have to pay for expensive cable or pirate it.

Makes no sense.
   
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