The popular fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, The Witcher, gets a spinoff on Netflix with "Blood Origin."
Details include The Witcher: Blood Origin is a six-part limited series and prequel.
The official description offers:
Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time - the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Declan de Barra, who wrote The Witcher Season 1 episode "Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials" is serving as executive producer and showrunner.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the showrunner for The Witcher, is also serving as an executive producer; the creator of the book series, Andrzej Sapkowski, will also serve as a creative consultant on the show.
Blood Origin is a prequel focusing on first Witcher
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin," de Barra said in a statement. "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.”
Hissrich added: “I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on The Witcher: Blood Origin. 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.”
Sapkowski also added: “It is exciting that the world of Witcher - as planned in the very beginning - is expanding. I hope it will bring more fans to the world of my books.”
Regarding The Witcher Season 2, filming is currently waiting to pick back up in the UK, where Blood Origin will also film.