Netflix has announced plans for a six part live-action limited event series called “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” and will be a prequel to the main show ‘The Witcher’ starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
Set 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, the show will chart the origins of the very first Witcher and the events that lead to the ‘conjunction of the spheres’ – when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
Declan de Barra will act as executive producer and showrunner said in a statement:
“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.”
The series will be made in the UK, though no casting news or filming dates have been announced. Witcher fans still have the animated spin-off film titled ‘The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf’ which will focus on and tell the origin story of Geralt’s mentor Vesemir.