The Witcher universe is expanding with the series’ new prequel Blood Origin. For this upcoming Blood Origin will tell us the story of The Witcher.
Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy book The Witcher was released as a series on Netflix after it gained popularity in the video-game world. The Witcher has pleased Netflix with its worldwide views, and the digital streaming platform is trying to expand this universe.
Netflix has previously announced the animated movie Nightmare of the Wolf, which will tell a story from The Witcher universe. Netflix also announced Blood Origin, which will be a live-action series. There are new updates about the live-action series that will consist of 6 episodes.
What do we know about Blood Origin? And where we will dive into the deep of The Witcher?
What is the synopsis of The Witcher: Blood Origin?
As the name suggests, The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell us stories about The Witcher‘s origin.
Netflix reported that Blood Origin will take place about 1200 years before the main series. Instead of focusing on the characters that fans know and love, Blood Origin will serve us Witcher lore: the conjunction of the spheres, a magical event that caused the worlds of elves, monsters, and humans to inextricably merge with one another.
Here’s the official synopsis: “In an elven world 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merge to become one and the very first Witcher arises.”
When is the release date of The Witcher: Blood Origin?
Netflix announced the mini-series in July 2020 but has not yet announced a release date.
However, considering that Netflix‘s The Witcher series will arrive in 2021, Blood Origin will most likely be released in 2022.
Who’s in The Witcher: Blood Origin cast?
Unfortunately, we don’t have any information on the cast of Blood Origin yet. However, if we look at the history of the series, there will be many Elven characters. Elves began colonizing the Continent about 2,500 years before the arrival of humans, so we should expect many Elven characters living in a solidly established society.