We all knew that The Witcher series on Netflix was going to get a spin-off show entitled The Witcher: Blood Origin. Of course, the series takes place in an entirely different timeline compared to the main show, as it follows different characters during a period that isn’t even remotely close to the events of The Witcher. But if that’s true, how is The Witcher: Blood Origin even connected to the main show?
The Witcher: Blood Origin is connected to the main show because it takes place during a time before the Conjunction of the Spheres brought humans and monsters to the Continent. As such, the series also talks about the creation of the first Witcher, which was created to protect settlers from monsters.
While The Witcher: Blood Origin’s timeline is centuries in the past, let’s not forget that this series talks about the Continent before the time of the events of The Witcher, as it seeks to allow us to understand the history behind the events that led to humans settling on this land and how the Witchers were created. So, with that said, let’s look at how The Witcher: Blood Origin is connected to the main series.
What Is The Witcher: Blood Origin About?
The Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski were able to create a fantasy world that’s full of monsters and magical elements that are all connected to Slavic folklore. Of course, the stories that could be told in the fantastic world that he built are all quite vast, and that’s why Netflix was able to find success in the live-action adaptation of The Witcher. And the first two seasons of The Witcher were very successful and have only gotten fans excited about what could come in the future.
Around a year ago, we learned that there was a spin-off series to The Witcher, as the success of the first two seasons warranted more shows that could better tell the storyline of the different people and events involved in The Witcher and the world that Sapkowski created in his books. As such, The Witcher: Blood Origin was announced as a spin-off series for the main show. But what exactly is The Witcher: Blood Origin about?
This four-part series is set to shed light on the events that happened in the world of The Witcher centuries ago. Called the Continent, this world wherein The Witcher takes place is one that has a long history that goes all the way back to the time of the elves. As such, The Witcher: Blood Origin is a story that sheds more light on the elven empire that existed long before the events of The Witcher.
The Witcher: Blood Origin takes place 1,200 years before the events of The Witcher and will allow us to see more of the elven civilization that once existed in the past. This series will focus on seven elven outcasts in an attempt to try to stop an event that could possibly change the entire world that they live in. And based on what has been revealed about the plot so far, The Witcher: Blood Origin will talk about the creation of the first Witcher.
How Is The Witcher: Blood Origin Connected To The Witcher?
Now that we know a bit more about what The Witcher: Blood Origin is all about, it is important for us to see how this series is connected to The Witcher. Of course, The Witcher: Blood Origin is canon to the Netflix version of The Witcher, although the storyline wasn’t based on any of Sapkowski’s books. But the connection is still there because we can see how the events connect with one another through an event called the Conjunction of the Spheres.
Centuries before the events of The Witcher, the Continent didn’t have any humans or monsters. Instead, it was inhabited only by the elves. As such, the elves were allowed to thrive in harmony on the Continent. But the Conjunction of the Spheres happened.
Basically, the Conjunction of the Spheres is a multiversal event that allows different worlds and universes in the lore of The Witcher to converge with one another, such that the event opens different portals that will allow the inhabitants of different worlds to enter other worlds as well. In that regard, the Continent became populated by humans, monsters, and creatures from other worlds due to the first Conjunction of the Spheres that happened 1,200 years into the series (1,500 in the books).
As such, the Continent during the events of The Witcher only became populated by humans and monsters because of the events that happened centuries ago during the first Conjunction. Of course, this Conjunction is one of the events that The Witcher: Blood Origin seeks to shed some light on, as we are probably going to see the conflicts between the elves and the humans that first started settling on the Continent.
Of course, we know that, based on the events of The Witcher, the humans have become the dominant settlers on the Continent, while the elves have become minority people in their own land. But The Witcher: Blood Origin will probably allow us to see how the humans dominated the elves centuries before the events of The Witcher.
Another thing to take note of here is that The Witcher: Blood Origin also talks about the creation of the first Witcher. In the books, the Witchers were created by human mages when monsters became threats to them in the lands where the first human settlements were built. As such, it is possible that The Witcher: Blood Origin will allow us to see the events that led to the creation of the first Witcher and the different reasons why the Witcher had to be created.
With that said, the connection between the events of The Witcher: Blood Origin and the main series could be seen in the fact that Blood Origin will shed some light on the different things that happened centuries before the events of The Witcher and how the Conjunction of the Spheres changed the entire Continent. This is important because the Conjunction of the Spheres is set to become an important topic in the events of the main series, as this is one of the events that the future seasons of The Witcher could focus on.