Netflix has announced a prequel to its one of the most successful, Witcher series. The Witcher: Blood Origin series will be a spin-off from the ongoing Witcher series. The original witcher series released in 2019 staring Henry Cavill was a result of the record-breaking success of the video game The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt based on the books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
What is The Witcher: Blood Origin about?
Witcher Blood origin as the name suggests will be an origin story for the witchers themselves. Witcher universe has rich lore but the story of the first witcher remains untold to date. Set 1200 years before the current storyline of Geralt of Rivia saga, Blood origin will focus on the first witcher’s story.
Blood Origin will also highlight another fascinating and major event known as the Conjunction of the Spheres in the Witcher universe. As per the lore Conjunction of the spheres is an event when different worlds of Monsters, Men, and elves across different dimensions accidentally merged into one. The said event is the reason behind the presence of evil and magic in the world which later resulted in the need and rise of witchers.
It is unlikely any of the present characters will be present in Blood origin as it is set centuries before this Blood Origin. It is hard to imagine anything related to witcher without Geralt of Rivia or Yenefer of Vengerberg making fan a little skeptical yet excited at the same time.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be a 6 episode spin-off series, separate from the original 2019 series. Netflix have not announced any release window for Blood Origin. Experts and analysts suggest The Witcher: Blood origin will release anywhere near the end of 2022 to early 2023.
The Witcher (2019)
Season 1 released in December 2019 and quickly became popular among its audience. According to Netflix 76 million, viewers watched Witcher season one in the very first month of its release. As per a report on 31st December 2019 by Parrot Analytics “The Witcher became most-in-demand Tv series in the world“. The Witcher achieved a rating of 8.2 on IMDB and a 92% average user rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Netflix confirmed season 2 of the witcher series even before the release of the 1st season. COVID-19 Pandemic has delayed the filming of season 2. Some recent reports suggest filming will resume in August 2020. Previously Netflix announced a 2021 release for Season 2.