Anyone who has played The Witcher games or knows Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels knows that there is more to mythology than the saga of Geralt of Rivia. “The Continent” was founded by elves thousands of years before the events of Geralt’s Tales, when the world was mostly populated by gnomes and dwarves. Then finally people showed up and everything went to hell as you can imagine. A disastrous event called the Conjunction of the Spheres eventually tore spacetime in two, allowing beasts to creep in and wreak havoc. This is the world Geralt knows, but the past is full of possibilities.
That explains why after the first blockbuster season of The witcherNetflix immediately released a limited prequel series with six episodes. The witcher: blood origin will take place 1,200 years before the events of The witcherand tell the creation of the “first witcher prototype” using a summary and the events that led to the conjunction of the spheres.
Who can fill Henry Cavill / Geralt’s boots? On Monday, Netflix announced the first major actor for the series:: Jodie Turner-Smith, who will play Éile. Éile is described as “an elite warrior who is blessed with the voice of a goddess” and left her clan and her position as guardian of the queen at the beginning of the series to “follow her heart as a nomad musician. A great reckoning on the continent forces them to return to the path of the blade in their pursuit of vengeance and redemption. “
The American public knows Turner-Smith best Queen & Slim and her recurring role in the George RR Martin adaptation of SyFy Night flyer
Blood origins was written by Witcher Associate writer Declan de Barra. The witcher Creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will serve as executive producer, while Sapkowski will advise on the series’ creative direction. There is no set release date for the series, however The witcher Season 2 is currently finalizing production after delays in COVID-19, with a view to release in 2021. A Witcher anime film is also in the works on Netflix. Amazingly, the first season premiered back in December 2019 – but this franchise isn’t slowing down.