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Netflix Announces 'The Witcher: Blood Origins' Prequel Series

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Netflix just announced The Witcher: Blood Origins, a prequel series to its massively popular fantasy title starring Henry Cavill. It will run six episodes and take place 1,2000 years before the original run.

“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin," says executive producer and showrunner Declan De Barra. "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. 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.”