It normally takes a number of seasons for a TV present to start out producing spin-offs, however The Witcher does not have that type of persistence. Simply over seven months since its premiere, Netflix has introduced The Witcher: Blood Origin, a live-action six-part restricted sequence prequel that’s set over a thousand years previous to the occasions of The Witcher season 1. It can provide a take a look at the primary Witcher and the Elven civilisation earlier than it was without end modified by the people’ presence on the Continent.
The Witcher season 1 author Declan de Barra is the showrunner and government producer on The Witcher: Blood Origin, alongside The Witcher creator and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as government producer, and writer Andrzej Sapkowski — whose eponymous sequence of books the Netflix sequence is predicated on — will function a artistic advisor on the prequel miniseries. No casting particulars or launch yr have been introduced.
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I’m past excited to inform the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” de Barra mentioned in a mailed assertion. “A query has been burning in my thoughts ever since I first learn The Witcher books: What was the Elven world actually like earlier than the cataclysmic arrival of the people?”
Schmidt Hissrich added: “I’m so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix group on The Witcher: Blood Origin. It is an thrilling problem to discover and increase The Witcher universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski, and we won’t wait to introduce followers to new characters and an authentic story that can enrich our magical, legendary world much more.”
Sapkowski added: “It’s thrilling that the world of Witcher — as deliberate within the very starting — is increasing. I hope it would convey extra followers to the world of my books.”
The Witcher: Blood Origin is not the one Witcher spin-off within the works. Again in January, Netflix introduced The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an animated prequel centred on Geralt’s (Henry Cavill) mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir (Kim Bodnia), set to be launched on The Witcher season 2.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher: Blood Origin, from Netflix:
“Set in an elven world 1200 years earlier than the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will inform a narrative misplaced to time – the origin of the very first Witcher, and the occasions that result in the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres’, when the worlds of monsters, males, and elves merged to turn out to be one.”
The Witcher: Blood Origin can be filmed within the UK. A manufacturing date has not been introduced.
1200 years earlier than Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, males and elves merged into one, and the primary Witcher got here to be.
Asserting The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 half live-action The Witcher spin-off sequence from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
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