Declan de Barra recently revealed that the production had wrapped the filming of The Witcher: Blood Origin, which is a prequel to Netflix’s The Witcher. The showrunner did so on social media by tweeting out a behind-the-scenes picture with the news. This upcoming spinoff is a six-part limited series.
And stars like Sophia Brown and Michelle Yeoh will be a part of the show. Following the lead of the original series, Blood Origin is an adaption of The Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. They are an extensive series of nine books published between 1986 and 2013 in Poland.
The Witcher: Blood Origin depicts a time 1200 years before the parent Witcher series. The who will delve deep into the origin of the first Witcher. Who is a mercenary hunting monster in exchange for the coin? The show will also cover how their kind came to take their place on the Continent.
The spinoff series will also shed light on the ancient Elven civilization in The Continent before they became extinct. De Barra has pointed out that the series The Witcher: Blood Origin can advance beyond Season 1 even after having a conclusive ending arc.
Only recently, showrunner De Barra tweeted that the filming for The Witcher Blood Origin wrapped. On November 21, he posted some behind the scenes pictures of the first slate and the last slate used to call settings. The first slate de Barra is seen onset in the United Kingdom. This is the location where the miniseries was filmed. The Witcher’s official Twitter account then tweeted the news as well.
With so many projects getting approval for production, fans are in for a treat when consuming Witcher content. The Witcher main series is set for its second season’s premiere on Netflix on December 17, 2021. Along with this, the franchise also tried its luck at animation.
A feature film spinoff titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf had made its debut on Netflix on August 23. Apart from the source material, the series is widely popular for its video game adaptations. Named as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the games have set the bar too high for modern open-world games.
The Witcher: Blood Origin’s anticipation shows how fantasy and a modern dystopian setting is still appealing to coming-of-age media consumers. While the original novels have received much acclaim and have been rewarding, the close-ended miniseries have exceeded all fan expectations. This has raised the stakes for The Witcher: Blood Origin to come out to be utterly compelling. Just like the parent series.
Ever since HBO’s Game of Thrones ended, several fantasy shows have tried creating something that crosses the threshold set by their grand success. It does not surprise that fantasy as a genre requires creative freedom and a creative team of creators. Once sketched, the story needs fleshing out at a larger scale than other genres. Besides focusing on these factors, it is also necessary to deepen the human elements in the stories. And Netflix’s The Witcher has achieved all of it with immense beauty. A massive credit of this success goes to Henry Cavill’s performance of the protagonist Geralt.
And now, the opportunity has presented itself to Sophia Brown. The star has a lot of potentials and could essentially create a name for herself if she performs well in The Witcher: Blood Origin. She can single-handedly turn Blood Origin into a chronicle when it comes to good fantasy television.