The Witcher series hasn't been doing too well in recent years, routinely angering fans by straying too far from the source material, putting little effort into CGI and costumes, and replacing Geralt of Rivia actor Henry Cavill with Liam Hemsworth for future seasons. Cavill's departure was the turning point for a lot of fans, who have been rallying against the show ever since. Now, they have a new reason to be angry.
In a recent interview with The Witcher creator Andrzej Sapkowski, a YouTuber by the name of Cerealkillerz asked the author about the Netflix show during Vienna Comic Con as well as his thoughts about the many adaptations there have been over the years. When asked whether Netflix took any ideas from him when he went to visit the shows sets, Sapkowski jokes that the showrunners "never listened to me".
"But no, maybe I gave them some ideas, but they never listen to me. They never listen to me, but it’s normal, 'Who’s this? It’s the writer, it’s nobody.'"
As you can probably imagine, these comments from Sapkowski have riled up Witcher fans even more, who were already fuming at Netflix for the show's depreciating quality and the treatment of series self-proclaimed megafan Henry Cavill. Learning that those behind the show had the opportunity to take advice from the creator of The Witcher himself, but ignored it, has inspired a new wave of anger in places such as The Witcher subreddit.
However, before you go and grab your pitchfork and join them, it's worth noting that Sapkowski doesn't have much love for any adaptation of his own work, and mostly sees them as convenient ways of keeping the lights on. He's gone on record before saying that he's not a fan of CD Projekt Red's work, mostly down to the medium ifRead more on thegamer.com