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.
Renewal/cancellation Status: Renewed for Season 3
TVscorecards user score: 91%
About this show:
This Polish-American fantasy drama takes place on a medieval-inspired landmass called "the Continent." The plot is set around princess Ciri and the legend of Geralt of Rivia, both linked by destiny. The story follows the characters at different points in time and eventually merges them into a single timeline that shapes their lives. The first season with eight episodes was released on Netflix on December 20, 2019, while the second eight-episode season is released in 2021.
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