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Netflix is making a Witcher prequel TV show

Netflix is making a Witcher prequel TV show

A prequel TV show for The Witcher is coming to coming to Netflix.

Dubbed Blood Origins, this will be set about 1,200 years before the events of the series that debuted on the streaming platform at the end of 2019. The Witcher writer Declan de Barra will be holding the showrunner role for Blood Origins, while Witcher boss Lauren S Hissrich is acting as an executive producer.

Blood Origins will be a six-part limited series.

“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?" de Barra said.

"I've always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilisations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall... 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.”

This is the second Witcher spin-off set for Netflix. At the start of 2020, it was revealed that an anime film based on the Polish fantasy series was coming to the streaming platform.

The Witcher TV show debuted on Netflix at the end of 2019 and in January of this year, it was on track to be the biggest first series on the streaming platform.


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