Netflix has officially revealed plans to create a prequel series based on the world of The Witcher. Sharing the news on Twitter, the official social media account for Netflix explained the series will take place 1200 years before we meet our hero Geralt of Rivia.
The six part series will come from Declan de Barra and The Witcher showrunner, Lauren S. Hissrich.
Netflix said: “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.”
Sadly we don’t know when we can expect more on the news, but hey, good news is rare in 2020 so let’s take what we can get!
In related news, Netflix’s The Witcher season two is back in action following a production break during the coronavirus pandemic, and details on the next set of episodes are already being teased.
In an interview with TV Guide, showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich chatted about the scope of the story, which has primarily been adapted straight from the book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
In case you missed it, Netflix’s The Witcher proudly announced that the books would be its main source material, though it seems as though season two be a little different, with lots more references to the CD Projekt Red games expected.
Hissrich told the publication that future seasons of the show would strive to reference iconic Witcher video game moments “as often as possible.”
“We want to pay homage to it, to them as often as possible,” she said. “And also I’ve been to CD Projekt Red. I’ve met all of all of those really talented people there. And what they do is amazing. So, if we can offer them a wink and a nod whenever we can, we will.”
Hopefully that means we’ll get to see the sex-on-a-unicorn scene made famous in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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