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Netflix's Witcher Remains the Most Popular TV Show in the World

Paul Wozniak, 17 February 2020, 19:52

Thanks to the data presented by Parrot Analytics, we learned that The Witcher series from Neflix is still the most popular TV production in the world. The adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's prose has not dropped from the first place in seven weeks.

The Witcher - TV Show Boosts Wild Hunt and Book Sales by 500%

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 16:39

Thanks to the NPD analytics group we learned the exact increase of Sapkowski's books and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sales in the USA. The jumps were huge and were caused mainly by the premiere of The Witcher series on Netflix.

Witcher Saga Boom in the U.S. Continues, Reprints Were Necessary

Milosz Szubert, 16 January 2020, 13:27

The American branch of the Orbit Publishing House has commissioned the printing of over 500,000 new copies of all eight books belonging to The Witcher cycle. All because of the increased interest in Andrzej Sapkowski's works caused by the Netflix series.

The Witcher's Showrunner on Plans for Season 2 and Behind the Scenes

Konrad Serafinski, 24 December 2019, 14:20

Lauren S. Hissrich, showrunner of the Witcher from Netflix, gave an interesting interview to GamesRadar+. In it, the artist talked about her plans for the second season and revealed several behind-the-scenes stories from the production of the show.

Sapkowski Delighted with Cavill's Geralt

Laty, 24 December 2019, 11:17

The Witcher is one of Netflix's greatest successes so far. The author of the source material is satisfied with Henry Cavill's acting and compares him to Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings.

CD Projekt Reaches Agreement With Sapkowski on the Witcher

Michael Kulakowski, 20 December 2019, 23:52

CD Projekt and Andrzej Sapkowski signed an agreement ending a dispute that had been going on for a year, which started after the writer made demands for a payment of compensation of $16 million. Thanks to the settlement, the company can still adapt the Witcher franchise, not only in the form of games, but also comics and all kinds of gadgets.

The Witcher Netflix Series Reviews; Character Names Have Too Many Vowels

Bart Swiatek, 20 December 2019, 13:45

Today, The Witcher, an adaptation of the books by Polish fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski, debuted on Netflix. The show has already been rated by critics and now boasts an average of 71% and 53% on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Have the producers delivered?

The Witcher Series Premieres on Netflix

Adrian Werner, 20 December 2019, 11:25

As announced, The Witcher, an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy saga, made its debut on Netflix. The first season consists of eight episodes and all of them are available simultaneously.

Netflix Confirms The Witcher Season Two

Michael Kulakowski, 13 November 2019, 22:32

Even before the premiere of the first episode of The Witcher, Netflix announced that it is starting the production of the show's second season. The cast and film crew of the series remain unchanged. According to the producers' plans, more episodes of The Witcher will air in 2021.

Witcher Coins; Sapkowski's Cooperation With The Mint of Gdansk

Konrad Serafinski, 08 November 2019, 14:31

The Mint of Gdansk, in cooperation with Andrzej Sapkowski, will produce a series of collector coins based on The Witcher. For the time being, the available coins are related thematically to the short story collection Last Wish.

Sapkowski: I Care Neither About the Fate of My Characters Nor Money

Julia Dragovic, 03 November 2019, 22:19

Here's even more intriguing statements of Andrzej Sapkowski from Lucca Comics & Games. The author referred in interviews to Netflix' TV show, CD Projekt RED, and his approach to money. He also revealed who his favourite fantasy author is (hint: not Andrzej Sapkowski).

Andrzej Sapkowski: “I’m a master of video games”

Paul Wozniak, 31 October 2019, 14:27

A panel took place during Lucca Comics and Games event, with the participation of Andrzej Sapkowski. The author answered the questions asked by the participants. Thanks to this we learned, among other things, that the creator of The Witcher knows 20 languages and considers himself a master gamer.

Sapkowski: Netflix's Witcher May be a Bigger Hit Than Game of Thrones

Bart Swiatek, 28 October 2019, 13:41

The Italian newspaper Corriere la Lettura interviewed Andrzej Sapkowski and the showrunner of The Witcher from Netflix, Lauren S. Hissrich. The conversation, featured, among others, the topic of Game of Thrones' success. Does The Witcher have a chance to follow in the footsteps of HBO's super-production? In the opinion of the Polish writer, yes.

Andrzej Sapkowski and CDP RED - Inspirations of Kingdom Come Devs

Bart Swiatek, 25 August 2019, 12:00

During gamescom 2019 our editor had the opportunity to talk to Tobias Stolz-Zwilling from Warhorse Studios. One of the topis that appeared in the discussion were the developers' inspirations during their work on Kingdom Come: Deliverance. It turns out that the artists looked at, among others, the works of Andrzej Sapkowski.

Netflix's Witcher Showrunner Comments on „Slavic Spirit”

Bart Swiatek, 29 July 2019, 14:12

Lauren S. Hissrich, the showrunner of the Netflix's Witcher, touched on Twitter on the theme of the Slavic identity of the Witcher. She also referred to the issue of races and nationality of actors involved in the work on the show in question.

Hissrich: Netflix's Witcher is Not And Won't be an Adaptation of Games

Konrad Serafinski, 23 July 2019, 12:46

Lauren S. Hissrich, showrunner of The Witcher from Netflix, told The Wrap that the series is not and will never be an adaptation of CD Projekt RED's games. What do the gamers say?

Andrzej Sapkowski's Son has Passed Away. Without Him, there Would be no Witcher

Bart Swiatek, 28 June 2019, 12:15

Krzysztof Sapkowski, son of Andrzej, the writer who created the Witcher universe, has passed away. The sad information was published in the Nowa Fantastyka monthly.

Sapkowski settles with CD Projekt Red?

Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2019, 16:51

A Polish business newspaper reports that the fantasy writer Andrzej Sapkowski will probably reach an agreement with CD Projekt RED.

The creator of Metro 2033 series feels sorry for Andrzej Sapkowski

Milosz Szubert, 15 January 2019, 10:43

During our conversation with Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of the Metro book series, the topic of Andrzej Sapkowski was raised again. The Russian writer revealed that he simply feels sorry for the creator of The Witcher.

The author of The Witcher books demands more money from CD Projekt RED

Mathias Zulpo, 04 October 2018, 00:32

Andrzej Sapkowski, the man who wrote The Witcher saga, demands $16 million from CD Projekt RED, the developer who created The Witcher gaming franchise - more than a decade after he peacefully sold the rights to the company.

$9,400 – that's what CD Projekt RED paid for the Witcher license

luckie, 31 May 2017, 14:11

It is clear now why Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher books, kicks himself for refusing a percentage of The Witcher games sales. He licensed the brand to CD Projekt RED for just about $9,400 back in early 2000s.

Netflix to create The Witcher TV series

luckie, 17 May 2017, 15:05

Instead of a Witcher movie fans will get a full-blooded TV series, developed and produced by Netflix. Is it going to be the new Game of Thrones?

The Witcher writer believes the games spoiled his sales; Metro 2033 author strongly disagrees

luckie, 19 April 2017, 13:50

Have the Witcher games boosted popularity of the original books or was it the other way around? Andrzej Sapkowski and Metro 2033 author have radically different opinions on that matter.

Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of The Witcher universe, didn't believe in success of the games

luckie, 24 March 2017, 18:29

In a recent interview for Eurogamer, Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the Witcher universe, called himself stupid over not accepting a percentage of the games' profit. That's because he didn't believe the games would achieve any success.

The Witcher universe creator diminishes the game franchise's success

Mathias Zulpo, 30 August 2016, 22:31

Writer Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of The Witcher universe, has recently been rather vocal when presenting his views on the game series' influence on his literary work and how he thinks the sales of his books might have suffered as a result.