A 'The Witcher' Prequel Is Coming To Netflix
If you were a fan of Netflix's The Witcher, which aired at the end of last year, then we've got some exciting news.
The streaming platform has just announced a new series is on the way - and it's a prequel to the first. Eeeek, we just know this is going to be a good'n.
When The Witcher first dropped onto our screens, fans were so obsessed that some were even hailing it better than Game of Thrones.
So naturally, news of a new instalment is music to our ears. The Witcher: Blood Origin is a six part series and will tell the story of the Elven civilisation before its fall, set 1,200 years before the original.
According to Netflix, it will detail events that lead to the pivotal "conjunction of the spheres" when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.
As a recap, the original series followed 'The Witcher' Geralt of Rivia, "a mutated monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts."
The adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's bestselling novels also tells the stories of Princess Ciri and Yennefer of Vengerberg and reveals how destiny brings these three characters together.
Executive Producer Declan de Barra explained one of the reasons they felt compelled to create a prequel.
"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 said.
"I've always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilisations, 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 colonisation and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilisation's true story behind.
"The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilisation before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher."
There's no word on cast members just yet, but we do know that Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will also act as Executive Producer.
Meanwhile, author of the original The Witcher books, Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as creative consultant on the series.
"It is exciting that the world of Witcher - as planned in the very beginning - is expanding. I hope it will bring more fans to the world of my books," he said.
While there's no indication when production will begin on the prequel, we've got everything crossed for a 2021 release date! More to come...
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