Netflix has revealed that it’s developing a live-action spin-off series to Henry Cavill’s The Witcher.
This morning, Netflix officially announced The Witcher: Blood Origin, a six part spin-off series set in the world of Henry Cavill’s The Witcher. Here’s the official logline:
“Set in an elven world 1200 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 (Iron Fist, The Originals) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on Blood Origin. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is also on board as an executive producer alongside Hivemind’s Jason Brown and Sean Daniel, as well as Tomek Baginski and Jarek Sawko of Platige Films. Andrzej Sapkowski, the polish author behind the Witcher books, is a creative consultant on Blood Origin.
Blood Origin will shoot in the United Kingdom, but Netflix did not reveal a production start date for the spin-off. Meanwhile, Henry Cavill’s The Witcher season two is set to restart production next month after a long break caused by the ongoing pandemic.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
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