With a second season of The Witcher already in development at Netflix, now comes word on another new Witcher series for the on-demand streaming service.
Announced directly by Netflix, a prequel offering titled The Witcher: Blood Origin is on the way. That six-episode series will explore the very first Witcher, which means the show will take place way, way before the fall of the Elven civilization.
Declan de Barra – who was on writing duties for the Henry Cavill-headlined The Witcher – will serve as showrunner on The Witcher: Blood Origin, and he’ll be joined on the show by The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich in an executive producer capacity.
A premiere date has yet to be set for The Witcher: Blood Origin at this early juncture, although Cavill’s The Witcher is due to debut its second season at some point next year.