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The Witcher is heading to Netflix!

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 worldwide. Known collectively as The Witcher Saga, Sapkowski’s eight novels and story collections center on “witchers” — hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly monsters. The New York Times bestselling books have spawned a major video game franchise and have been translated into over 20 languages.

“Andrzej Sapkowski has created a rich and memorable world, at once magical and familiar,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President, international series. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing [it to] Netflix members around the world.”

“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 thirty years writing,” said Sapkowski. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise, Ben-Hur, The Expanse) and Jason Brown (The Expanse), partners at the Sean Daniel Company, are executive producers along with Tomek Baginski (Oscar-nominated short The Cathedral, BAFTA-winning Fallen Art, Ambition) and Jarek Sawko (Fallen Art, Another Day of Life) from Platige Image, the Polish production and visual effects company. Bagiński will also direct at least one episode of each season.

“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world,” said Sean Daniel and Jason Brown. “The characters are original, funny, and constantly surprising; and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”

Added Platige Image’s Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko: “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.”

GLOW trailer released

Netflix have released the pilot to their upcoming GLOW tv series based on the 1980’s Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling wrestling promotion:

The show will be set in 1980’s Los Angeles where Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is a struggling actress who receives an invitation for an audition along with 12 other women in a fledgling professional wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW).

Also featured in the show will be wrestling star Kia “Awesome Kong” Stevens, Jackie Tohn, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, Ellen Wong, Betty Gilpen, and Marc Maron.

The first season will consist of 10 episodes and airs on 23rd June 2017.

The Legend of Monkey is coming in 2018!

“Born from an egg on a mountain top – the punkiest monkey that ever popped” Monkey will soon be returning to out TV screens in 2018 thanks to a partnership  between ABC, TVNZ and Netflix.

The new show, The Legend of Monkey, is currently being filmed in New Zealand and will screen in ten half-hour episodes and will revamp the show the west has grown to know as Saiyuki , Monkey, or Monkey Magic which starred Hero of Cult Masaaki Sakai as Monkey.

Based on the 16th Century Chinese fable Journey to the West, it is “the mythical tale of the Monkey King [who]… continues to captivate global audiences,” said Michael Carrington, Head of Children’s at ABC Television:

“Our production partner Seesaw Films is bringing The Legend of Monkey to life through incredible locations and sets, an acclaimed production team and an exciting diverse young cast. We can’t wait for fans to see this new series that features the heroes they love and we are just as excited to introduce this reimagined magical and exciting world to a whole new generation of viewers.”

The new series is expected to a blockbuster fantasy affair, with purpose-built sets and Lord of the Rings style scenery. It will follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world.

The cast includes Chai Hansen (Mako Mermaids, The 100) as Monkey, with Luciane Buchanan (Filthy Rich, Blue Rose) playing Tripitaka, Josh Thomson (Terry Teo, 7 Days, The Project) playing Pigsy and Emilie Cocquerel (Lion, An Accidental Soldier) playing Sandy.

The new series is being produced by Seesaw Films and Jump Film & TV in partnership with the ABC, Netflix and TVNZ. It will premiere first on ABC and TVNZ next year and Netflix will screen the series globally to its 93 million members.

Janet McTeer joins Season 2 of Jessica Jones

Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that Golden Globe winner and two-time Academy Award-nominated actress, Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds, Albert Nobbs, Me Before You), will join the cast of Marvel’s Jessica Jones for Season 2 in an undisclosed character who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.

Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb stated:

“We are so fortunate to have an actress of Janet’s talent and stature join what is already an incredible cast, our second season of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ aims to capture what audiences loved about our first, and Janet will be key to achieving that goal.”

Series creator and Executive Producer, Melissa Rosenberg added:

“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season, her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her.”

 

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Voltron Legendary Defender returns!

Voltron responds to a distress call, and discovers a group of alien settlers on a mining planet under attack by the Galra. But the attempted rescue is only the beginning of more exciting Voltron adventures from Tim Hedrick and Mitch Iverson, writers on the hit DreamWorks series on Netflix.