It's been a decade since Season of Storms, the last chapter in Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher series of novels, was released. If you're a fan, you'll know that story was set between some of The Last Wish's shorts, with 1999's The Lady of the Lake effectively ending Geralt of Rivia's story.
Following a hit series of video games, the author's work has been adapted for television, with Netflix bringing The Witcher, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and animated series, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, to the small screen.
During a recent appearance at the Taipei International Book Exhibition 2023 (via SFFGazette.com), Sapkowski was asked to share his thoughts on the streaming service's take on his books. While he didn't comment on recent reports that the creative team behind the shows actively mock his work, his opinion on the TV shows is, "I've seen better. I've seen worse."
That's not exactly an enthusiastic endorsement of those projects.
Then again, we're not exactly surprised when the rumoured reason for Henry Cavill leaving the series is that he grew unhappy with how much Netflix has diverged from Sapkowski's work.
The author also revealed whether he intends to continue his book series, confirming that "They are in the plans." However, when it comes to the possibility of Sapkowski telling stories set after the events of The Lady of the Lake, he responded with a solid, "No."
"The story is complete, the saga has been concluded, so if by any chance I write something in The Witcher universe, and I sure have such intention, it would probably be something like a prequel or a sidequel. Not a sequel."
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