We’re still waiting for The Witcher to resume production on season two, but it looks like Netflix wants more from this world.
According to TVLine, the streaming giant has greenlit a spinoff prequel limited series called The Witcher: Blood Origin. This six-episode series will take place about 1200 years in the past.
It will “tell a story lost to time — the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.”
Declan de Barra will serve as the showrunner for the prequel. The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will also be aboard the project as an executive producer.
In a statement, de Barra said, “I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall,” he continued. “How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”
The Witcher: Blood Origin does not have a release date at this time.