'The Witcher' Is Getting A Prequel Series On Netflix, Here's What We Know So Far

'The Witcher' Is Getting A Prequel Series On Netflix, Here's What We Know So Far

The Witcher: Blood Origin will be set 1,200 years before the adventures of Geralt of Rivia.

Netflix announced on Monday that they will be releasing a new The Witcher prequel series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin which will be set 1,200 years before the adventures of Geralt of Rivia. The series will tell the backstory of the elven civilization and the story of the very first Witcher. The details of the series are pretty scarce right now but what we do know that it is going to be made by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. 



Apart from the show being about Witchers, it looks like the series is also going to explore the realm of elves, monsters, and the backstory which has not been explored by the mainstream Netflix series, or the games and the books. According to a report by Comicbook, Andrzej Sapkowski is also involved in the series as a creative consultant. 



The first season is written by Declan de Barra, and he is going to act as an executive producer and showrunner, while Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will act as executive producer. De Barra said, "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."



An official pitch of the series reads, "1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be. Hissrich also announced saying, "This has been the toughest secret to keep. I've always wanted to dive deeper into the myth and lore of the Continent, and now fans will have a chance to explore it with Declan de Barra in a prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Elves, and enemies, and the end, oh my…"



Sadly, that's the only details we have about the series. We still don't anything about the release date, filming date, or who will join the cast. No debut trailer has also been released alongside the announcement, which basically means we have to wait for quite a while to see this on our screens. The Witcher: Blood Origins is not the only Witcher series in the works by Netflix. The Witcher season 2 is expected to hit Netflix this year and Nightmare of the Wolf, which will tell the story of Vesemir, Geralt's mentor and father figure is also in works. 



No matter how long we have to wait, people are already stoked about the prequel. One user wrote, "I would love for a show to be completely faithful to the book at once. So it can be 326 hours long & dreadfully boring & terrible so people understand that it’s a different medium that wouldn’t translate perfectly, and thus chances need to be made & we can still enjoy both things."



A second one added, "Can we also get a mockumentary drunken history. Think of it, The History of the Continent as told by the drunken characters (actors)....okay maybe quarantine has hit me. But please..." A third one quipped, "Stoked for this!

What do you think about the show? Let us know in the comments below. 

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