The upcoming prequel to The Witcher will take place 1,200 years before the original series and will trace the origin story of the first monster hunter
Keep your coins ready to toss to your Witcher, as the prequel to the hit Netflix show is gearing up to hit the silver screen. It was recently announced that The Witcher: Blood Origin has wrapped up filming.
The prequel’s showrunner Declan de Barra made the announcement on social media. de Barra’s post featured two black and white photographs from the set, each featuring a clapperboard. In the first photograph the showrunner is seen holding the slate, apparently the first slate since production began. He captioned the post with “And that’s a wrap on The Witcher - Blood Origin! First slate to last…”
Based on a series of books of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher tells the story of Geralt, a silver-haired monster hunter, who kills monsters for money. His solitary life takes a turn when he crosses paths with a sorceress, a bard and a young princess, the latter of whom is bound to him by destiny.
The upcoming prequel to The Witcher is set 1200 years before the start of the original series. The limited series will explore the origin story of the very first monster hunter, or witcher. It will also trace the events that led to a world where monsters, humans and elves crossed paths.
The six-part series will star Sophia Brown, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O'Fuarain, Mirren Mack, Lenny Henry, Jacob Collins Levy, Lizzie Annis, Huw Novelli, Francesca Mills, Amy Murray, Nathaniel Curtis, Zach Wyatt and Dylan Moran.
A release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin is yet to be announced.