The Witcher franchise has been successful in both literature and video games. Its recent Netflix adaption has also made it successful on the small screen. As a result, fans have been clamoring for more of Geralt, Yennefer, and Ciri. While a new series has been announced for the franchise, some fans may be slightly disappointed. The main reason for this is that The Witcher: Blood Origin is a prequel series.

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In addition, it will be set 1,200 years before the current show. As a result, Geralt and other fan favorites aren’t going to be appearing in the series. However, it should prove interesting for fans of the series’ lore, as it will follow the first-ever witcher. While few details have been announced, it’s been made clear that there will be a six-episode season.

The new episodes will be filmed in the United Kingdom, although no release dates or cast have been agreed yet.

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, who is producing the Henry Cavill led series, has also signed on to produce, as has Declan de Barra. The Witcher: Blood Origin also looks at the arrival of monsters, magic, and humanity into the world.

Called the Conjunction of the Spheres, the event is responsible for a range of different species inhabiting the planet, which had previously been dominated by elves. As a logline note, the show will not only look at the rise of the first-ever witcher, but also the collapse of elven civilizations.

Considering the rich history of the franchise, it isn’t surprising that a spin-off has been announced. While many fans expected this to be the case, what is surprising is what the focus would be. Some fans believed that a potential spin-off would focus on Vesemir, Geralt’s teacher, or some other secondary character.

Given that the Conjunction of the Spheres is one of the most important events in the franchise’s history, however, it shouldn’t be too surprising that it’s been focused on. While The Witcher: Blood Origin being very early in production, a release date hasn’t been announced.