The Witcher: Blood Origin, Netflix’s limited series and a prequel to The Witcher starring Henry Cavill wrapped production, showrunner Declan de Barra confirmed on his Twitter account.
Netflix is planning to turn The Witcher into the whole media franchise. Original fantasy novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski already spawned three video games, graphic novels, the original Witcher show that debuted on Netflix in 2019, and while Season 2 is closing in, there is one more project that is currently in development.
The animated film Nightmare of the Wolf, which was the first official spin-off (and the prequel) to the main series was released last August. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner of The Witcher, produced the movie starring Theo James in a voice role as Vesemir, who was the mentor of Geralt of Rivia.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is the first live-action prequel/spin-off of the main series. Blood Origin will be a limited series consisting of six episodes. Created by Declan de Barra, it’s starring Sophia Brown, Laurence, O’Fuarain, Michelle Yeoh, Lenny Henry, Mirren Mack, Nathaniel Curtis, and Dylan Moran.
Set 1200 years before the events of the television series, Blood Origin will depict the creation of the first Witcher, as well as the events leading to the “Conjunction of the Spheres”. It will also explore the ancient Elven civilisation before its demise.The Witcher: Blood Origin, synopsis
The Witcher Season 2 is set to debut on Netflix on December 17, and Season 3 is already in development. A release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin is still TBA. Kid-friendly show is also in development.
The Witcher Season 1 and Nightmare of the Wolf are now available on Netflix.