After one hit season, The Witcher-verse on Netflix is getting an expansion!
A six-part spin-off titled The Witcher: Blood Origin is confirmed to further explain the origins of the very first Witcher.
The Witcher: Blood Origin
The new series is set 1,200 years prior to the original series. It is when “the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.”
The spin-off will be led by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who both served as showrunners on Seasons 1 and 2 of The Witcher.
“1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.
Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.”
There has been no set release date yet for the series.
No other plot details for the spin-off have been announced as well.
The games may not be set in the same continuity compared to the TV series or the books, but it has slightly delved into the origin story of the Witchers before.
Biggest hit series
In 2019, The Witcher, which is based on the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and video game series of the same name, debuted last year on Netflix with Henry Cavill as monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia.
The show easily became Netflix’s biggest hit series yet. It has risen to critical acclaim and been praised widely for its effects and acting.
The Witcher is more based on the book series rather than its game adaptation, but it didn’t fail to include a few references to the video game series.
It’s why the show is a hit to the fans of both book and game title.
Because of its global success, a second season has been confirmed and is scheduled to resume production this August.
It doesn’t end there, though. The streaming service is trying to fan the flames of the series’ success by expanding The Witcher-verse.
According to the game’s lore, the Witchers were created by the mages Alzur and Cosimo Malaspina.
Not much else is known about their early beginnings, so it’s interesting to see how the show will care to reveal their origin.
Netflix’s announcement on Twitter mentions an event that happened 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), which resulted in different worlds merging into one.
It sounds like the Conjunction of Spheres event in the Wicher lore, which combined the multiverse together into one world, bringing all the monsters from each world along with it.
Fans are rejoicing at the idea of a spin-off, calling it well-deserved:
“So, a spin-off, an animated movie, and Season 2? Oooh boy I can’t wait to see three of them. Though Season 2 of The Witcher is what I’m excited for.”
“Nice more Witcher is good to me.”
“I’m excited to see the origins. You read about it vaguely in the books and hear of it in the games but I would love to see what it was like when Witchers flourished off the fear of men and Elves ruled!”