The Witcher and Henry Cavill fans can now rejoice. Just over seven months since its premiere, Netflix has announced a live-action six-part limited series prequel to The Witcher.
Title The Witcher: Blood Origin, the prequel will set over a thousand years prior to the events of series’ season 1. It will offer a look at the first Witcher and the Elven civilization before it was forever changed by the humans’ presence on the Continent.
The Witcher season 1 writer Declan de Barra is the showrunner and executive producer on The Witcher: Blood Origin. He will be accompanied by The Witcher creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as executive producer and author Andrzej Sapkowski.
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin. A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books: What was the Elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans?” de Barra said in a mailed statement.
Schmidt Hissrich expressed his excitement to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team.
“It’s an exciting challenge to explore and expand The Witcher universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski, and we can’t wait to introduce fans to new characters and an original story that will enrich our magical, mythical world even more,” he added.
The Netflix series is based on Sapkowski’s series of books. So it’s only serving that he will serve as a creative consultant on the prequel miniseries. No casting details or release year have been announced.
The series is scheduled to shoot in the UK, though the cast and a specific date have not been revealed.
The Witcher: Blood Origin isn’t the only Witcher spin-off in the works. Back in January, Netflix announced The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated prequel centered on Geralt’s (Henry Cavill) mentor and fellow switched Vesemir (Kim Bodnia), set to be introduced on The Witcher season 2.
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