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Netflix announces The Witcher prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin

July 27th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Netflix don’t need Comic-Con to make big announcements and they proved that today.

The online streaming service has just announced that they are bringing out a prequel to The Witcher called The Witcher: Blood Origin which will be a six-part, live-action limited series set 1,200 years before the main series and which will chronicle the birth of the first Witcher. It’s being made by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the latter being the showrunner of The Witcher on Netflix.

Word is the series will feature elves, monsters and lots of good old-fashioned lore and mythology.

“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,” read the official announcement on social media.

Hissrich added: “This has been the toughest secret to keep. I’ve always wanted to dive deeper into the myth and lore of the Continent, and now fans will have a chance to explore it with Declan de Barra in a prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Elves, and enemies, and the end, oh my…”

Nice to see Netflix are world building on this show – which has plenty of room to get into the world and mythology.

This is an additional series to run alongside the previously reported anime series The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (here).

So, what say you all? Did you like The Witcher? Will you be tuning in for the prequel? I wanna hear your thoughts, gang.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….