Eat your heart out, Netflix. Fans of The Witcher 3 and The Witcher series are taking to crowdfunding platform to produce a series of short films that revolve around the beloved RPG series. Even better, they already have an episode ready to go, free of charge.
The news came from well-known Geralt cosplayer Taryn, who shared the project earlier today via his Instagram account:
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“The story I’m going to tell… Is not about a man.. But a Witcher..” ° The day has finally come guys! With great pleasure today I can show You the launch trailer for “A Witcher’s Tale” Indiegogo campaign We all put in this trailer a lot of time and effort to get it at best We can! And again it was just a no budget work made with a lot of heart and passion Now We are just at the beginning and, if we’ll reach the Indiegogo goal, we’ll be ready to make an EPIC Witcher web series, from fans to fans Go and check out the Indiegogo campaign in my bio ° ° ° #thewitchernetflix #wiedźmin #Wiedźmin3 #cosplayphoto #witchernetflix #witcher #witchercosplay #wildhunt #gaming #playstation #Triss #geraltofrivia #geraltofriviacosplay #ведьмак #геральт #Yennefer #witcher #netflix #henrycavill #netflixoriginal #gaming #cosplay #cosplayer #cdpred #thewitcher #moviecosplay
Obviously, this is a bit of self-promotion; Taryn leads the Italian cast of A Witcher’s Tale, alongside Directors Daniele Cosenza and Davide Morabito, as well as Visual Effects expert Gianluca Vecchio (Fast & Furious, Star Wars: Rogue One).
To more or less demo off the project, dubbed A Witcher’s Tale, the team has put together two reels: a full episode titled “The Lady in Black” and a trailer for Episode 2:
One important note, this whole fan project is not associated with CD Projekt Red or The Witcher series author, Andrzej Sapkowski. While this may run into some copyright woes down the line, the A Witcher’s Tale crew is claiming that the entire series is non-profit.
Currently, A Witcher’s Tale (on its first day of launch) is fresh out the gate, looking for a total $10,998 investment. With this, they would plan on bringing in many of the best The Witcher 3 cosplayers together, rent a “Roach,” and make a trilogy of 6-8 minute episodes with voice-over (instead of acting).
This is obviously far from the only The Witcher project making it to screens — there has been a slow drip of news about the Netflix project, including the casting of Ciri and Yennefer as well as Geralt’s in-game voice actor flagging he would love to be involved with the series.
Either way, this looks like an immensely fun project — if you are interested in seeing where it can go, feel free to support A Witcher’s Tale team over at Indiegogo. Meanwhile, feel free to check out Taryn’s full series of Geralt cosplay over at his dedicated Instagram. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and is one of our favorite games of all time. If you haven’t picked up the title yet, you can do that on Amazon.
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