While we’ve only had one season of Netflix’s The Witcher, the streaming platform is already doubling down on expanding its universe with a new spin-off.
Titled The Witcher: Blood Origin, the new six-part series will be set 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia, where “the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be”.
The new show is helmed by The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and screenwriter Declan de Barra.
The Witcher was a huge win for Netflix (Picture: Netflix)
There’s no word on a potential release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin, but we imagine it’ll be a long way off considering production on The Witcher season 2 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While The Witcher was an enormous success for Netflix, it’s surprising they’re banking on the franchise so early on - especially as the first season met a mixed reception from critics.
1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 27, 2020
Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
This isn’t the first Witcher spin-off following the original show’s success either, with Netflix having announced an anime spin-off from Korean animation house Studio Mir earlier this year.
You can catch The Witcher streaming on Netflix.