If you’re into video games and have Netflix, chances are you’ve watched The Witcher, the live-action adaptation based on the works of Andrzej Sapkowski.
We’ve watched it, and we thought it was pretty good. Well, aside from the shifting timeline nonsense that threw us off a bit. Thankfully the second season, which is currently in production, will apparently be more linear in fashion. And we imagine the prequel series will too.
That’s right, Netflix has just announced a prequel series, called The Witcher: Blood Origins. Set 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia even existed, Blood Origins will take place during a time in which the worlds of men, monsters and elves have merged into one. And if that’s not exciting enough, it’s also the time that the first Witcher came to be.
The spin-off series will have 6 parts, and Sapkowski is on board as a creative consultant, keeping it in line with his vision of the fantasy world he created. Lauren Schmidt, showrunner of the first season of The Witcher, is the prequel series’ executive producer, while Declan de Barra will act as showrunner.
There’s no release date for the second season of The Witcher or Blood Origins yet, so, if you’ve played any of The Witcher games and haven’t watched the Netflix series yet, you’d be wise to give it a go. In this post-Games of Thrones world, it’s entertaining for fantasy fans, even if you can tell it hasn’t had the highest budget at times.