‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Prequel Series Coming to Netflix

Thank your lucky stars. The legends over at Netflix have announced that The Witcher, the runaway smash series based on the novel series turned video game franchise of the same name is returning in prequel form. The Witcher: Blood Origin is a six-part, live-action limited series set in an elven world a full 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher.

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According to reports, the show will chart the origins of the very first Witcher and the events that lead to the crucial ‘conjunction of the spheres’. For the first time, we’ll get to see the moment when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is slated to begin shooting in the UK, with no cast or specific date outlined. However, with COVID-19 restrictions still making filming challenging, it might be a little while before we see the new instalment hit screens. Nevertheless, original showrunners Lauren Schmidt Hissirch and Declan de Barra, along with Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski are pressing on with the production.

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“I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilisations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall,” de Barra said. “How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonisation and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilisation’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilisation before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”

There’s no word yet on who exactly but that will be, but seeing that is is a prequel set a solid 1,200 years before the original series, it’s unlikely that we’ll see Henry Cavill reprise his role. Fans of his chiselled jaw won’t be missing out though, Season Two of the original Witcher series is also on its way, along with a new animated series.

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