The Witcher has been a successful brand for Netflix, and they are capitalising on that enthusiasm with spin-off series. We’ve previously seen two seasons of The Witcher, as well as the animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin, which concluded filming earlier this year, is the next spin-off on the schedule. After filming all of the sequences, the post-production team will most likely be hard at work preparing it for its eventual release date. According to reports, the new series will premiere on Netflix in December 2022, just in time for Christmas.
This surge of Witcher content has been a dream come true for fans of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels and CD Projekt Red’s popular video game series. Despite being uneven in execution, Henry Cavill readily slipped into the role of Geralt of Rivia, and the seasons have been immensely successful. Now, The Witcher: Blood Origin will present a fresh story from the world of The Witcher, taking us back 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia was born. The show will chronicle the Conjunction of the Spheres and the birth of the first Witcher, according to the Netflix synopsis. In Witcher lore, the Conjunction of the Spheres occurred when the worlds of monsters, humans, and elves combined into one.
While the Conjunction of the Spheres will undoubtedly be an exciting event to witness, the series’ major focus appears to be the creation of the first Witcher. With six episodes planned, The Witcher: Blood Origin will cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. The Conjunction event and the birth of the first Witcher are hundreds of years apart in the lore. It’ll be fascinating to see the direction the series takes to cover so much Witcher history.
The Witcher: Blood Origin’s showrunner and director is Declan De Barra. He is well-versed in the universe Netflix is constructing for the franchise, having previously written for multiple episodes of the main series. Sophia Brown, Mirren Mack, Laurence O’Fuarain, Jacob Collins-Levy, Michelle Yeoh, Dylan Moran, Lenny Henry, Nathaniel Curtis, Francesca Mills, Huw Novelli, Lizzie Annis, and Zach Wyatt have all been cast in the film.
While it may be difficult to wait for Henry Cavill to return as Geralt in Season 3 of The Witcher, Netflix is keeping fans entertained in the meanwhile. The third season is planned to begin filming this year, therefore we may expect a release date in 2023. Netflix is likely to debut the series in December 2022, according to reports. We’ve heard that a Christmas release is in the works, but all we know for now is that the series will arrive in 2022.