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Netflix Announces Live Action 'The Witcher' Spinoff

Netflix Announces Live Action 'The Witcher' Spinoff

The six-part live-action spin-off series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin is set 1200 years before the original series.

We have a piece of thrilling news for fans who can't get enough of The Witcher!

Netflix has announced a six-part live-action The Witcher spinoff series titled The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Not much is known about the spinoff series yet, but it will be created by The Witcher showrunners Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Declan de Barra and will be set 1200 years before Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is expected to tackle the story of the very first Witcher and what lead to the "conjunction of the spheres," when the worlds of men, monsters, and elves merged into one.

The announcement came on Monday, July 27, through the streaming platform's social media page.

The Tweet read: "1,200 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 spinoff series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich."



 

Executive Producer and Showrunner Declan de Barra revealed that he's been interested in exploring the origin of the popular series the first time he read The Witcher Books.

Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, de Barra said: "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 added that The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the story of the Elven civilization before its fall.

Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will join the team as executive producers.

Casting details are still unknown, but we can't wait for Netflix to announce who will be playing the role of the very first Witcher.

There is still no release date available yet. However, if the spinoff series follows the working timeline of Cavill's original series, then we're most likely to wait until 2023.

The Witcher

Cavill's The Witcher series was announced in May 2017, started production in October 2018, and was released in December 2019.

However, the spinoff only comes with six episodes compared to the original series with eight. Hopefully, the shorter episodes mean a shorter period for the spinoff to finish.

Meanwhile, Cavill and his team are slated to continue production for season 2 after a hiatus due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. The Witcher will return filming in the first week of August.

The Witcher is based on a series of fantasy novels and shorts written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Just like in the original series, Sapkowski will also act as the creative consultant in the upcoming spinoff The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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