Netflix is making a live-action prequel series to 'The Witcher'

It'll delve into the origins of the first Witcher.


After several filming delays due to COVID-19, you probably shouldn’t expect to see season 2 of The Witcher on Netflix anytime soon. But fans have even more to look forward to: in addition to an anime film, the streaming service has a live-action prequel show in the works.

The Witcher: Blood Origin is a six-part spinoff that takes place about 1,200 years before Geralt of Rivia was roaming around. It’ll delve into how “the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.” The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is one of the creative forces behind it. Declan de Barra, who wrote an episode of The Witcher and worked on Marvel's Iron Fist, is also involved.

Netflix didn’t reveal a timeline for when you’ll be able to watch The Witcher: Blood Origin nor any of the cast. Still, you’ve been looking to find out how the world of the original show came to be, the prequel will shed much more light on that.