When The Witcher
made its debut on Netflix
last year it quickly became one of the most talked about shows on the internet. Based on the same books as CD Projekt Red
's awesome RPG series, it also brought with it the fascinating world of Witching. Today Netflix has announced a new series, The Witcher: Blood Origin
, that is set "1200 years before Geralt of Rivia".
Which means no Geralt. In place of his flowing silver locks we'll be getting an origin story of sorts in a time when "the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be". Fans of the Geralt series will be pleased to learn that this will also be live-action and The Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich is co-creating The Witcher: Blood Origin with fellow writer Declan de Barra.
"I've always wanted to dive deeper into the myth and lore of the Continent," Lauren Hissrich wrote on Twitter. "And now fans will have a chance to explore in a prequel series."
Set 1200 years before the time of Geralt probably means this will draw on some of the earliest Witcher lore - the Conjunction of the Spheres. When all races and creatures were trapped in a single dimension. As per the announcement the current plan is for this to be a six-part series, so no word if it will be expanded across multiple seasons.