Very little is known about the upcoming limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin, created by writers Declan de Barra and Lauren Hissrich aside from the fact that it will take place 1200 years before the events of the main series. That being said, development of the new spinoff is well underway.
Earlier this week, casting director Sophie Holland tweeted that her agency had just begun working on a new project. Our sources confirmed our suspicions that this new project is indeed The Witcher: Blood Origin with filming set to begin sometime next year.
As a quick reminder, the second season of The Witcher is currently set to wrap around February 2021. With that in mind, we should expect Blood Origin to begin filming sometime after that for a likely 2022 release.
In a press release, the spinoff’s showrunner Declan de Barra offered his comments about The Witcher: Blood Origin: “As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin,’ 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”, Declan continued, “how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall. How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”
Redanian Intelligence will keep watching as things develop.
As a bonus, take a look at this lovely picture of Henry Cavill’s dog Kal meeting none other than Roach: