Netflix Announces The Witcher: Blood Origin Live Action Spin-Off – WePC

Maybe we’ll throw a lot more coins at our witcher and fight with this infectious little song that poisons every thought for a while. Netflix announced today that it has ordered a brand new spin-off based on its phenomenally successful The Witcher series.

The spin-off titled The Witcher: Blood Origin is a six-part live action series. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the show runner of the Henry Cavill star show The Witcher, which was released with great success in late 2019, leads the project together with screenwriter Declan de Barra, who wrote the episode “Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials” The Witcher Has. Both will act as executive producers.

Blood Origin complements Netflix’s growing portfolio of The Witcher content after the company announced The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, an anime film produced by Studio Mir, in January.

What Blood Origin fans can expect is a kind of prequel that reflects the circumstances under which the very first witch-hunter was born. The official blurb is:

“Blood Origin takes place in an elven world 1200 years before The Witcher world and tells a story that has been lost in time – the origin of the very first sorcerer and the events that lead to the crucial” conjunction of the spheres “when the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one. “

The executive producer de Barra offered a somewhat better insight into the concept of Blood Origin:

“Since reading The Witcher books for the first time, a question has been burning in my head: what was the elven world really like before the catastrophic arrival of humans? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, as science, discovery, and culture thrive just before this fall. How large amounts of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often in connection with colonization and a rewriting of history. Leave only fragments of the true history of a civilization. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the story of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly, will reveal the forgotten story of the very first sorcerer. “

If Netflix needed an excuse to spoil us with even more Witcher screen time, then the wild success of season one certainly played a role. In a fourth quarter 2019 financial report, the streaming giant said:

We also started in December The witcherwhat tracking should be our biggest TV series of the first season ever. In the first four weeks after its release, 76 million households joined this action-packed fantasy with Henry Cavill. As proof of how our hit content can permeate the global zeitgeist and influence popular culture, the start of the show increased sales of The witcher Books and Games around the world and spawned a viral musical beat. ”

The Witcher: Blood Origin is set to be shot in the UK. As for the main series The Witcher, the work on season 2 is still interrupted (Reportedly until August 17th) after production was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of whether we keep a close eye on Henry Cavill or the new spin-off, we have to wait until 2021 at the earliest.

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