As of today the streaming giant, Netflix, declared The Witcher: Blood Origin, a brand new six-part, live-action spinoff series from The Witcher that’s set over a thousand-year back and tells the story of the very first witcher and how the calling came to be.
Details on the series are limited yet, but we do know it’s being made by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the latter being the showrunner of The Witcher on Netflix.
In expansion to being around witchers, it sounds just like the series will investigate Mythical beings, beasts, and the general foundational legend of the series which hasn’t been explored exceptionally much by the mainline Netflix series, the games, or the books either are based off. Furthermore, what we do know is Andrzej Sapkowski, creator of the series is included, probably as a creative specialist.
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“1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be,” reads an official elevator pitch of the series. “Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.”
“This has been the toughest secret to keep,” added Hissrich about the announcement. “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…”
Anticipation is all-time high and for now, this all we know about the series. There’s right now no word of when it will release, shooting date, or who will star in it.
Unfortunately, Netflix picked to not incorporate a debut trailer with the announcement, which could mean that the series is far away from releasing. Having said that, whereas details are light and media is out of the picture, a few fans are boarding the buildup train en masse. In the meantime, others are a bit skeptical. For more news, rumors, spills, and each other sort of coverage on The Witcher keep following ScreenBinge.
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#Netflix has announced a new six-part mini series, The Witcher: Blood Origin, set 1200 years before the events of the Henry Cavill led series, focusing on the first of their kind & the mysterious "Conjunction of Spheres" event.#thewitcher #witcher #tossacointoyourwitcher pic.twitter.com/Y0w1BhxGSp
— 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐕𝐆 𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐏 (@thevgloop) July 27, 2020
Netflix has announced ‘THE WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN’, a new six-part, live-action spinoff series from The Witcher that is set 1200 years prior and tells the story of the first witcher and how the profession came to be. pic.twitter.com/yM7q3i2QXK
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