Netflix have announced a new six-part prequel series to their live action The Witcher series, The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Details are scant at this time, with only the announcement tweet revealing the following.
“1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.
Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.”
The premiere date of the second season of Netflix’ The Witcher has not been announced, but showrunner Lauren S Hissrich did confirm in November 2019 that there would be a second season. While the coronavirus pandemic disrupted filming in May, Hissrich tweeted that “the sun will rise again.”
In earlier news, the live action The Witcher Netflix show caused a surge of interest in the games. So much so that during the last week of December 2019, the number of Steam players surpassed its launch day numbers. Even the original book series author Andrzej Sapkowski became Amazon’s number 1 author at the time.
In April of this year, CD Projekt have revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold an estimated 28 million units worldwide. While not confirmed, it is likely the shows success has contributed to some of those sales.