Netflix has recently announced the release of The Witcher: Blood Origin, a miniseries in 6 parts inspired by the world of The Witcher and prequel to the series itself starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan and Joey Batey. According to what emerged, the show will be set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, this prequel will tell the origin of the very first "witcher" and the events that will lead to the fundamental "conjunction of the spheres", when the worlds of monsters , men and elves joined together to become one. Furthermore, the filming will take place in Britain.
Declar de Barra will work as a showrunner as well as an executive producer alongside Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Andrzej Sapkowski he will be creative consultant for the series. Among executive producers too Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Tomek Baginski e Jarek Sawko by Platige FIlms. Here are the words of the two consecutive producers:
[Declar de Barra] As a fan of the fantasy genre, I'm really looking forward to telling the story of The Witcher: Blood Origin. When I read the books of The Witcher, a question arose spontaneously: what was the elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of humans? I've always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, new discoveries and culture flourished just before that fall. How vast areas of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewrite of history, leaving behind only fragments of a civilization's true history The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the story of the elven civilization before its fall and, above all, will reveal the forgotten story of the very first "witcher"
[Lauren Schmidt Hissrich] I am so excited to partner with Declan and the Netflix team for The Witcher: Blood Origin. Exploring and further expanding the universe of The Witcher created by Andrzej Sapkowski is an exciting challenge. We can't wait to introduce fans to new characters and an original story that will enrich our magical world even more. " Finally, Andrzej Sapkowski commented: “It is exciting that the world of Witcher - as expected in the beginning - is expanding. I hope it will bring more fans to the world of my books.