Netflix orders The Witcher prequel series

The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the story of the very first Witcher on the mystical world of The Continent.

Netflix has announced that a six episode prequel series to The Witcher is in development. 

Titled The Witcher: Blood Origin, the live-action series will be set 1,200 years before the events of the original. 

It’ll explore the origins of the very first Witcher and a mysterious yet crucial event which is known in the series’ lore as the “conjunction of the spheres.” 

This saw several different worlds collide and resulted in humans, elves and monsters becoming trapped on the same one together. 

Declan De Barra, who worked as a writer on the main show, will serve as showrunner while its creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as an executive producer. 

Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of The Witcher novels on which both the video games and TV series are adapted from, will also be on hand as a creative consultant. 

“I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on The Witcher: Blood Origin,” said Hissrich. 

“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.”

Filming for the second season of The Witcher is set to resume on August 17th after production was shut down back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. A release date has not yet been confirmed but it’s expected to premiere in either late 2021 or early 2022. 

You can stream the entire first season of The Witcher on Netflix now.

Source: Deadline

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