Netflix is adapting ‘The Witcher’, the cult series by Andrzej Sapkowski about supernatural monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia (pictured), as well as Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Grishaverse’ novels.

Game of Thrones successor? From The Witcher to Wheel of Time, upcoming fantasy TV shows

  • Thanks to the success of Game of Thrones, the final series of which is out this month, TV executives have been raiding bookshelves for new titles to take on
  • Wheel of Time, The Witcher, His Dark Materials: the list of upcoming shows is long, but success could lie in giving audiences something different
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Netflix is adapting ‘The Witcher’, the cult series by Andrzej Sapkowski about supernatural monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia (pictured), as well as Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Grishaverse’ novels.
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Kayvan Novak (left), Harvey Guillen (centre) and Matt Berry in a scene from What We Do In the Shadows. The series, premiering on Wednesday on FX, is based on the 2014 cult-hit movie from New Zealand. Photo: John P. Johnson/FX/AP

How What We Do in the Shadows went from cult film to one of the funniest new TV series

  • Comic mockumentary about hapless vampires in gothic outfits who have trouble adapting to life in 21st-century New York is as brilliant as 2014 film it is based on
  • Blessed with wonderful timing and chemistry, and the same absurdist, profane humour, series will please hardcore fans of the film, its creators believe
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Kayvan Novak (left), Harvey Guillen (centre) and Matt Berry in a scene from What We Do In the Shadows. The series, premiering on Wednesday on FX, is based on the 2014 cult-hit movie from New Zealand. Photo: John P. Johnson/FX/AP
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