They have created one of Netflix’s most popular series ever, so why not create something more?

Netflix announced today its plans for a new, live-action show called ‘The Witcher: Blood Origins’. It’s a six-episode limited series and prequel to the hit Netflix show The Witcher.

According to the show’s description, Blood Origin takes us back to Elven world 1200 years before the events of the original show. Depicted as “a story lost to time,” it will explore the origin of the very first Witcher, and their world before the “conjunction of the spheres–” an occurrence that caused the worlds of monsters, men, and elves to merge into one.

From the same creators

Original showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Declan de Barra will return for the prequel, while Andrzej Sapkowski will serve as the creative consultant. Jason Brown and Sean Daniel from Hivemind, and Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko from Platige Films will all executive produce the show.

On the new series, Declan de Barra shares: “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? 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. 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.”

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich adds: “I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on The Witcher: Blood Origin. It’s an exciting challenge to explore and expand The Witcher universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski, and we can’t wait to introduce fans to new characters and an original story that will enrich our magical, mythical world even more.”

The Witcher: Blood Origin will shoot in the UK. Admittedly, it’s kind of a minor bummer that we won’t have Henry Cavill playing Geralt this time. But knowing that the original creators behind one of the most-watched shows in the history of Netflix (76 million views globally in its first four weeks!) are the ones in charge again, we’re in a good position to expect this spinoff series living up to the greatness that is its predecessor.

Read more: Will We Be Seeing An Animated Version Of The Witcher?
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