Netflix has announced The Witcher: Blood Origin limited series based in the same universe as the book, video game and last year’s TV show. Blood Origin is a six-part, live-action limited series that acts as a prequel to the original TV show. It lays down the events that led to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged together.

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The Witcher: Blood Origin does not have a release date yet but filming will take place in the UK. Declan de Barra will act as executive producer and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrish will act as executive producer. Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant on the series. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all serve as executive producers.

Declan de Barra said;

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin. 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? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich added;

 “I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on The Witcher: Blood Origin. It’s an exciting challenge to explore and expand The Witcher universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski, and we can’t wait to introduce fans to new characters and an original story that will enrich our magical, mythical world even more.”

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