The Witcher franchise is teasing much more spinoffs, following the discharge of the prequel miniseries The Witcher: Blood Origin, which was launched over the Christmas vacation weekend. In a brand new interview, The Witcher: Blood Origin showrunner Declan De Barra talked about The Witcher creator and writer Andrzej Sapkowski and the wealth of source materials he is created across the sequence, which might proceed to gas a complete franchise universe on the display:
“Sapkowski is the king of the closed ended story, the extra we learn of his books, the broader the tapestry of the world,” De Barra defined to RadioTiimes. He then teased, “So that is the benefit of doing all these – they may be standalone items, however they paint one other facet to this world and develop it outward. That is the enjoyable half.”
To this point, The Witcher has constructed its fanbase out of Sapkowski’s books, and the hit video video games that had been produced from them. As a TV franchise, The Witcher has already debuted two hit seasons on Netflix. Spinoffs started with an anime prequel (The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf) in 2021; that movie instructed the origin story of Vesemir (Theo James), the mentor of Geralt (Henry Cavill), the principle (anti-)hero of The Witcher sequence. Blood Origin took the historical past of The Witchers again even additional to its beginnings, exhibiting how a ragtag group of warriors (lots of them the final of their variety) got here collectively to overthrow a ruthless empress and a rogue mage, and needed to merge man and monster into a brand new hybrid being (Witchers) to win the battle.
As De Barra says, these prequel tasks are however mere drips within the overflowing bucket of tales from The Witcher universe. There are such a lot of extra alternatives to observe all the pieces from the primary of ?ile (Sophia Brown) and Fjall’s (Laurence O’Fuarain) human/monster hybrid bloodline, to the formal formation of The Witchers, to the historical past of Cintra that led to Ciri’s (Freya Allan) creation, to a sequence targeted on a youthful Geralt, or one set lengthy after his time, taking The Witcher story into a brand new period. Finest but, it may be finished in any variety of codecs (TV sequence, films, anime, and many others.) to maintain the sequence assorted sufficient to really feel recent.
Netflix will possible have to get some thrilling enlargement concepts in manufacturing sooner earlier than later, as The Witcher predominant sequence is headed for a bumpy flip within the highway. Henry Cavill introduced he’ll depart the sequence after the upcoming Season 3, with Liam Hemsworth taking up as Geralt after that. Followers have been in an uproar in regards to the casting change, so getting The Witcher franchise any form of consideration past the principle sequence is an efficient factor, right away.
All the Witcher sequence is accessible to stream on Netflix.