We review everything we know about ‘The Witcher: The Origin of Blood’, the prequel to the world of The Witcher that will ensure new sword and sorcery plots in the Netflix series catalog.

In their search to achieve some of the best fantasy series of the moment, the programming managers of the streaming channel gave the green light to this new adventure, shot between the second and third seasons of the original series, we should not fear for the worlds of the sorcerer that will be expanded into a good collection of parallel formats. But, first of all, we remember: ‘The Witcher’ T2: Final explained What is the Wild Hunt?

Without a doubt, we are talking about the prequel to one of the best original series on Netflix and, for completionists, we remember that we can already enjoy the first two seasons of ‘The Witcher’, from the documentary ‘How The Witcher was Made’ (Nathan Wiley, 2020) and the animated film ‘The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare’ (Kwang Il Han, 2021). In addition, the production of a second animated film and a third series set in the franchise have also been confirmed, which, this time, will be suitable for the whole family.

While all that is happening, we review everything we know about ‘The Witcher: The Origin of Blood’.

‘The Witcher: Origin of Blood’: Release date

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Prepared as a prequel, ‘The Witcher: The Origin of Blood’ premieres on December 25 on Netflix. It will be, in principle, a miniseries or limited series of six chapters. In principle, the 6 chapters that make up the entire series (or at least this first season, which if successful can change everything) will be released on the 25th so that we can celebrate Christmas on the Continent.

‘The Witcher: The Origin of Blood’: Synopsis

Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the arrival of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri, ‘The Witcher: The Origin of Blood’ is a tale lost in the mists of time. It narrates the creation of the sorcerer prototype and the events that came together at the key moment of the Conjunction of the Spheres, when the worlds of monsters, humans and elves merged. In ‘The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare’, the animated film that narrates Geralt’s childhood, we saw how they turned children into witches and how that secret was lost in an assault. While the animated film tells us the beginning of the extinction of the sorcerers and the main series narrates that twilight ending, this film has the objective of telling us about its heroic origin. It will tell us, therefore, how when the world was invaded by other species, including monsters, humans were forced to mutate in a very painful and risky way to fight against the beasts.

‘The Witcher: The Origin of Blood’: Team

Declan de Barra, who was already present in the writers’ room for the first season of ‘The Witcher’, will act as showrunner for ‘The Origin of Blood’. Joining him will be ‘The Witcher’ boss Lauren Schmidt Hissrich as executive producer.

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story of The Witcher: The Origin of Blood,” De Barra said in a statement. “One question has been on my mind ever since I read The Witcher books: What was the elven world like before the cataclysmic arrival of humans? I have always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science , discovery and culture flourish just before that fall. How vast expanses of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. ‘The Witcher: Descent of Blood’ It will tell the story of the elven civilization before its fall and, most importantly, it will reveal the forgotten story of the first Warlock.”

Andrzej Sapkowski, creator of the universe, will act as creative consultant.


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