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The Witcher “Kids Series” Will Be Animated

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There was a time when very few people knew about The Witcher franchise. Mainly because it was a long-standing book series from an author you might not have heard of. But then, CD Projekt Red came along and made a trilogy of games that helped bring that world to life. They were so popular that Netflix got in on the action and made a hit series that is only weeks away from its second season arriving. And the world is still growing.

We’ve already had an animated look at the franchise via the prequel movie Nightmare of the Wolf, but then Netflix stunned people when they revealed they would also be doing a kids series set in this world. It was a curious announcement, and now showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich has revealed that this WILL be an animated take on things once again:

“That process came out a ton of conversations, which of course broached, if we do a kids and family show, is it going to be The Witcher at all?” Hissrich told EW. “How do we do The Witcher without all of the gore, all of the violence, all of the brutality that we see in the Witcher world? Those things to me are the bells and whistles of this world. If you peel away those layers, you come back to basic tales of morality. That’s what all of Sapkowski’s short stories are. They’re morality tales, they’re fairytales. They’re based on a bunch of folklore and mythology, the exact sort of tales that Grimms’ fairytales do, that frankly Disney movies do. So, it was about, how do we take those same fundamental lessons, those same tales, keep them in the world of The Witcher, but make them more appropriate for kids?”

A good question, and it’s something we’re sure to find out more about as time goes on.