Netflix Orders ‘The Witcher’ Prequel – ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’
A prequel to “The Witcher” series, titled “The Witcher: Blood Origin,” a six-part live action series, has been ordered by the streaming service Netflix.
“The Witcher: Blood Origin” will be set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of “The Witcher,” with the series writer/supervising producer Declan de Barra serving as the showrunner and executive producer for the prequel.
The new prequel will “tell a story lost to time — the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one,” as reported by TVLine.
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin,’” said de Barra. “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?”
He continued “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 Witcher: Blood Origin” will reportedly be filmed in the United Kingdom, mostly after all the COVID-19 pandemic related shutdowns and restrictions are lifted.