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Netflix is making a TV series based on 'The Witcher', a series of books that has already been turned into a film, TV series, graphic novel series and a well-regarded video game franchise.

The books were written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Netflix will work with Polish film studio Platige Image on the English-language series.

The story follows Gerald of Rivia, a monster hunter who developed supernatural abilities at a young age (making him a Witcher). Gerald travels the world offering his services to those who need them.

"Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar," Erik Barmack, Netflix's VP of international series, said in a statement. "We couldn't be more excited about bringing it to Netflix members around the world."

Sapkowski added: "I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over 30 years writing.

"I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."

Executive producers will be Sean Daniel ('The Mummy') and Jason Brown ('The Expanse'), with Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Image also on board.

Baginski and Sawko said: "There is a moral and intellectual depth in these books which goes beyond genre. It is a story about today and today's challenges, hidden under a fantasy cover. It is a story about us, about the monster and the hero inside all of our hearts."

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