Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Anya Chalotra in The Witcher (2019). Photo courtesy Netflix
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The Witcher — Blood Origin

Netflix announces new Witcher prequel series

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The hit series “The Witcher,” which has a humble home and a strong following on Netflix, is only beginning to develop in growth and size. On July 27 Netflix revealed the project.

Deadline reported that the prequel, titled “Blood Origin,” will be a six-part live-action limited series.

Regardless the world of the witcher is in the full force of growth, and product saturation. Due to the fact, season 2 was greenlit after the commercial success of the freshman outing. Treading back to details on the newly announced prequel series.

The series is slated, as of now, to shoot in the United Kingdom. However, things could change due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  

The production will be headed by Declan de Barra who will act as executive producer and showrunner. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich producer of Netflix’s Daredevil and Umbrella Academy, will act as executive producer.

Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as a creative consultant on the series. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all serve as executive producers.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s “The Witcher.” Photo courtesy of Netflix

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” new series Declan de Barra said. “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?”

“The Witcher: Blood Origin” will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before it’s fall and, most importantly, reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.

“I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin,'” producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich told Deadline. “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.”

As of now no casting choices have been revealed. It feels that the series is in good hands, and it was natural that something of this magnitude would occur due to the popularity of the base series.

Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s “The Witcher.” Photo courtesy of Netflix

The lore of the series is still in the process of growing because a new animated film is also set to debut on the streaming service.

The news broke back in the early days of January 2020 when Netflix announced an animated spin-off film titled “The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf,” which would be focusing on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor, and fellow Witcher, Vesemir.

The scoop was only fitting because the show runner did confirm that Vesemir will make his long-awaited debut in the events that will unfold in season two of “The Witcher.”

As of now the info is still limited but rest assured, fans of the series, followers of the games and the books. Rejoice that “The Witcher” is finally collecting the respect it’s owed.

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