Netflix has announced an upcoming prequel series of its popular show, The Witcher. The limited series, The Witcher: Blood Origin will be a six-part, live-action series filmed in the U.K.
According to Netflix, the show is “set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.”
Declan de Barra, the executive producer and showrunner for the series, said in a statement that, “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.”
He continued saying, “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?” He asked.
“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,” Barra continued.
The Witcher, starring Henry Cavill, is based on a book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. His books have also been adapted into popular video games.