Netflix has announced that there will be a spin off series for The Witcher, with the new series called The Witcher: Blood Origin. This new show is set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher and the adventures of Geralt of Rivia. Instead, this story is all about the first Witcher. That is not all as the story will focus on the merging of spheres where the worlds of elves, men, and monsters all joined to become one world.
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.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 27, 2020
Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich are the minds behind the new series, which will be in six parts. Declan De Barra has worked as a writer on The Originals, Iron Fist, and also wrote The Witcher episode ‘Of Banquets, Bastards, and Burials.’ Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has been a producer on The Witcher, The Umbrella Academy, Daredevil. The Defenders, and Power. That is quite the impressive list of shows to work on.
The Witcher Season Two has already been confirmed with Henry Cavill once again donning the role of Geralt. Joining him this time around is father figure Vesemir, who will be played by Kim Bodnia, whose recent credits include Killing Eve as well as the original version of The Bridge.
Season two has no confirmed release date though it won’t be hitting Netflix in 2020. Other actors confirmed to be joining the cast include Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones’ Tormund Giantbane) as Nivellen, Yasen Atour as Coen, and Paul Bullion as Lambert among others.
Overall we were pretty pleased with how the TV adaptation turned out. It might not have had the same budget as a certain other fantasy series though it managed to capture the essence of The Witcher world and its characters, even if that meant inflicting us with a catchy bard’s ditty.
Nic goes into more detail about what he liked and disliked about it, perhaps focusing a little too much on Triss’ hair colour.
In other Witcher news, Netflix plans to release an animated film that will focus on Vesemir titled “Nightmare of the Wolf”.