A pre-quel to The Witcher is coming to Netflix
The Witcher – Blood Origin will be a limited series, featuring a pre-quel to “The Witcher”. Blood Origin will be a six-episode prequel to the hyperpopular Netflix TV show.
Blood Origin will be set in an elf world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, and before the fall of the elves. The new series will show the origin of the very first Witcher, and the stories that led to the “conjunction of the spheres” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Several members of the producing cast will return for Blood Origin.
Declan de Barra will be the producer and showrunner for The Witcher – Bloor Origin. She was already a writer on Season 1 of The Witcher. Similarly, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will be an executive producer; she was already the executive producer and showrunner on both seasons of “The Witcher”. The author of the original “Witcher” book, Andrzej Sapkowski, will be a creative consultant on the prequel series.
Witcher Season 2 is also in the works
Season 2 of “The Witcher” is scheduled to be shot in the UK in August, according to Variety. Netflix had shut down production back in March due actor Kristofer Hivju testing positive for Covid-19. The studio was shut down and went through a deep clean. “The Witcher” is filmed at Arborfield studios outside London.
Renew/Cancel Status: Renewed for Season 2
Number of viewers* (millions): 76
TVscorecards score: 91% (Our score is calculated using several popularity indicators and quality ratings to generate a highly-accurate score).
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You can't outrun destiny just because you're terrified of it. Henry Cavill is Geralt of Rivia.
The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
Netflix today launched official social handles for highly anticipated new series The Witcher, along with first looks at the three lead characters; Geralt (Henry Cavill), Yennefer (Anya Cholatra), and Ciri (Freya Allan). Fans can follow official show news on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
· Also announced today, the series is headed to San Diego Comic Con with a panel at 2:15 PM on July 19 in Hall H. Moderated by accomplished actress and host and beloved sci-fi fan Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community," "Mom"), the panel will include cast members Cavill, Chalotra, and Allan alongside showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. NX, the @netflix space for everything super, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, anime, and beyond will be the place for fans to track all news on the series out of the convention on @NXonNetflix Twitter and Instagram handles.
· Logline: Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
· Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible - Fallout, Justice League) leads the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia, alongside other main cast members, Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as Yennefer and Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) as Ciri. Other previously announced cast include Jodhi May (Game of Thrones, Genius) as Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) as Eist, Adam Levy (Knightfall, Snatch) as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street, Kill List) as Tissaia), Mimi Ndiweni (Black Earth Rising) as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read (Profile) as Sabrina, and Emma Appleton (The End of The F**king World) as Renfri, Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musial (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian) as Dara, and Anna Shaffer (Harry Potter) as Triss.
Henry Cavill to lead the cast of Netflix's THE WITCHER saga
Alik Sakharov, Charlotte Brändström and Alex Garcia Lopez to direct the series from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Henry Cavill (Mission Impossible - Fallout, Justice League) will lead the cast of The Witcher saga, playing the role of Geralt of Rivia
Showrunner/EP: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy)
Director/EP: Alik Sakharov (House of Cards, Game of Thrones) — 4 episodes, including the first episode
Director: Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Utopia) — 2 episodes
Director: Charlotte Brändström (Outlander, Counterpart, Disparue) — 2 episodes
The Witcher Season 1 will consist of 8 episodes.
Logline: Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together
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