Netflix Announces The Witcher Prequel Series, Blood Origin

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Have you ever wondered what transpired before the epic events of The Witcher? Well, you’re getting the answer to that! Netflix has announced (via Deadline) that it is working on a prequel series called The Witcher: Blood Origin, which takes place 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia’s adventures. Starring the first Witcher ever, the six part, live-action limited series will give us an idea of how the world of monsters and men came together.

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” said de Barra. “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? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its 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,” Hissrich added. “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.”

Earlier this year, Netflix greenlit an animated spin-off called The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, which will serve as the origin story for Geralt’s mentor, Vesemir.

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