Netflix Developing ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Prequel Series

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Today, Netflix announced a prequel series to The Witcher is currently in development. The Witcher:  Blood Origin mini-series will be 6 parts and created by showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Declan de Barra will serve as an executive producer. The series is set 1200 years before Geralt of Riva (Henry Cavill) and will follow the very first Witcher. Declan de Barra goes onto add:

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin. 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.”

Lastly, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich states:

“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.”

The Witcher:  Blood Origin will stream exclusively on Netflix


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