A new The Witcher prequel series has been announced by Netflix.
Set 1,200 years before the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher: Blood Origin tells the backstory of the elf civilization and reveals the story of the very first Witcher.
Season 1 writer Declan de Barra is the executive producer and showrunner of the series, while Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as executive producer. The Witcher creator, Andrzej Sapkwoski, will serve as a creative advisor.
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I’m more than excited to tell the story ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’,” said the Barra. Since I first read ‘The Witcher’ books, a question has been burning in my mind: what was the fairy world really like before the catastrophic arrival of the people? I have always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery and culture flourished just before that fall. ‘
Blood Origin is not the only project related to the Netflix-created saga created by Andrzej Sapkowsky. Production of the main show’s second season will resume next month, as work continues on Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated film that focuses on Vesemir, Geralt’s mentor and father figure.
Long before accompanying Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witch after the mysterious Deglan demands him by the law of surprise. ‘
The full first season of The Witcher is now available on Netflix. The second season, as well as Blood Origin, will be released on release dates to be confirmed.