There’s a ‘Witcher’ Prequel in the Works Exploring the Elven Backstory

The Witcher

Due to the popularity of The Witcher (and Henry Cavill), Netflix has announced a limited series is on the way.

The Witcher: Blood Orange will tell the backstory of the elven civilisation before its fall and will also feature the very first witcher.

The series is set to be filmed in the UK and will be a six-part, live-action show.

Being a prequel, we won’t be graced with Cavill’s presence this time around — and no other casting decisions have been made yet.

According to Netflix, the series will be set 1200 years before the world of The Witcher and will tell a story lost to time and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.

Season one showrunner, Declan De Barra is returning for this next instalment, sharing his “excitement” over the news.

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” he said in a statement.

“A question has been burning in my mind ever since I first read The Witcher books: What was the elven world really like before the cataclysmic arrival of the humans? I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall.”

The Witcher Season Two

As for The Witcher, it was given the green light for a season two, five weeks before the first series even aired in December 2019.

According to Variety, production is set to resume in August, with a planned release of 2021.

Alongside Cavill (as Geralt) will see a host of characters return including: Triss (Anna Shaffer), Jaskier (Joey Batey), Cahir (Eamon Farren), Tissaia (MyAnna Buring), Stregobor (Lars Mikkelson), Artorius (Terence Maynard), Filavandrel (Tom Canton), Murta (Lilly Cooper), Sabrina (Therica Wilson Read), Yarpen Zigrin (Jeremy Crawford), and Istredd (Royce Pierreson).

There will also be new faces, including Yasen Atour (Young Wallander) as Coën Agnes Bjorn (Monster) as Vereena, Paul Bullion (Peaky Blinders) as Lambert, Thue Ersted Rasmussen (Fast and Furious 9) as Eskel, Aisha Fabienne Ross (The Danish Girl) as Lydia, Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Nivellen, and recent graduate Mecia Simson as Francesca.

The second season will pick up various plots from a number of different Witcher books written by Andrzej Sapkowski.

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