Netflix has introduced The Witcher: Blood Origin, a restricted sequence increasing the universe of its myth sequence The Witcher. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the six-part, live-action sequence is a prequel to the streamer’s Henry Cavill-led display, which premiered ultimate yr in December.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who’s the showrunner on The Witcher sequence, is hooked up as the govt manufacturer on the prequel. Declan de Barra will function the showrunner.
Blood Origin can be set in an elven global 1,200 years earlier than the global of The Witcher and can inform the beginning tale of the first Witcher and the occasions that led to the “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, males and elves merged to grow to be one.
“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin. I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall…
“‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ will inform the story of the Elven civilization earlier than its fall, and most significantly disclose the forgotten historical past of the first actual Witcher,” de Barra said in a statement.
Hissrich said it would be exciting to explore and expand The Witcher universe.
“I’m so extremely joyful to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix group on The Witcher: Blood Origin. It’s an exhilarating problem to discover and extend The Witcher universe created by way of Andrzej Sapkowski, and we will be able to’t wait to introduce enthusiasts to new characters and an unique tale that may enrich our magical, legendary global much more,” she mentioned.
The sequence is scheduled to shoot in the UK, even though solid and a particular date has now not been printed.
Earlier this yr, Netflix had introduced an animated spin-off movie titled The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, that specialize in the beginning tale of Geralt’s mentor and fellow Witcher Vesemir.