Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ showrunner talks prequel ‘Blood Origin’
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Netflix’s 'The Witcher' showrunner talks prequel 'Blood Origin'

The Witcher: Blood Origin is the upcoming six-part prequel series for the Henry Cavill-led Netflix series The Witcher. It is said to be set during a time nearly 1200 years before Henry Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia defeated monsters in the original, battling a world where witchers are considered abominable. 

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is working on this series alongside writer Declan de Barra to bring us the story of the creation of the first-ever Witcher when “the worlds of monster, men and elves merged into one”. The series is set to premiere on the 17th of December 2021. 

Recently, the creator, Hissrich, had a lot to share about the upcoming series. She described the ways in which the upcoming series would serve as a prequel to the Henry Cavill-led The Witcher and explained the existence of witchers. 

“We have obviously heard in the Witcher show that humans brought civilization to the elves. They’re the ones who showed them what it was like to be civilized. And in fact, what we’re seeing in Blood Origin is that’s exactly opposite of the truth,” said Hissrich. 

“The world was much more of a Golden Age than what we see in The Witcher years later.”

The cast members include Sir Lenny Henrey, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fuarain, Sophia Brown, Nathaniel Curtis, Mirren Mack, Jacob Collins-Levy, Francesca Mills, Lizzie Annis, Zach Wyatt and Amy Murray.