The success of Netflix’s The Witcher adaptation is leading to a second season with Henry Cavill returning as Geralt of Rivia, as well as a six-part prequel series called The Witcher: Blood Origin, which was announced in a short tweet today. This new series is set 1,200 years before Geralt’s reign, and will give us a look at the Elven civilization before its collapse to the world of men and monsters. We’ll also be introduced to the first Witcher.
No release date information was shared for the prequel miniseries, but it will be helmed by Witcher writers and producers Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. The second season of the core Witcher series is set to resume filming on August 17. Hissrich is also working on the Netflix anime The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Netflix is all in on this fantasy series that has already made its mark in games and novels, and appears to be a big hit in the TV streaming space as well.