Let’s Get Even Witchier
When The Witcher was announced to be coming to Netflix, fans of the books and games were really excited for it. When it came out, those fans were largely satisfied and are not eagerly awaiting the debut of the second season, which is gearing up to resume production. Today, Netflix has announced The Witcher: Blood Origin, which as you may be able to surmise is a prequel to the events of The Witcher where we see Geralt, Ciri, and Yennefer. The question here is: will we see the same kind of hype for Blood Origin that we saw for The Witcher?
So, The Witcher: Blood Origin will be exploring the world of The Witcher about 1,200 years before Geralt came along. For those who have not played the games or read the books, the Netflix series touched upon this time, sprinkling bits of stories throughout the first season. Basically, the world was once full of Elves, Dwarves, Gnomes, and other humanoid species. After humans arrived, they basically ruined everything with their colonization and wars. Elves had retreated further and further to avoid war, but when it was unavoidable, they were defeated. They were forced to live in the mountains. This is what we see in the world during the first season of The Witcher. According to Netflix’s synopsis of Blood Origin, this mini-series would take place around the time of the First Landing, which is when humans come to the continent and began messing everything up. There is no word on when we will see Blood Origin onscreen.
1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.
Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 27, 2020
The big draw to Netflix’s The Witcher was that fans would get to see Geralt and all the other fan-favorite characters onscreen. However, with Blood Origin, there are not really any stand out characters that fans of the games will associate with, so it will be interesting to see if they will really be that interested with a world before Geralt.
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