“1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be,” reads an official elevator pitch of the series. “Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.”
“This has been the toughest secret to keep,” added Hissrich about the announcement. “I’ve always wanted to dive deeper into the myth and lore of the Continent, and now fans will have a chance to explore it with Declan de Barra in a prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Elves, and enemies, and the end, oh my…”
It’s a bit unclear if it was always the plan to make this prequel series, or if this might somehow be related to the ongoing pandemic shutting down production of The Witcher season 2. There is no timeline for Blood Origin or The Witcher season 2 at this point, given the ongoing filming issues, so we don’t know which one will arrive first.