The Witcher prequel series announced

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The Witcher: Blood Origin will be a six part, live-action limited series at Netflix…

A new prequel series to Netflix’s hit show The Witcher is in the works. Called Blood Origin, the 6-episode limited run will be set in an elven world 1200 years before The Witcher.

Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one,” said the streaming service today in its announcement.

Declan de Barra will be the showrunner on Blood Origin, while Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has an executive producer role, and author Andrzej Sapkowski will consult on the story.

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” said de Barra in a statement. “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 civilisations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonisation and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilisation’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilisation before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher”

Schmidt Hissrich added “I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on The Witcher: Blood Origin. It’s an exciting challenge to explore and expand The Witcher universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski, and we can’t wait to introduce fans to new characters and an original story that will enrich our magical, mythical world even more.”

“It is exciting that the world of Witcher – as planned in the very beginning – is expanding,” noted Sapkowski. “I hope it will bring more fans to the world of my books.”

More soon.