‘The Witcher’ Prequel Limited Series Set at Netflix — Here’s What to Expect

Fans of The Witcher have been yearning to get back into more of the adventures of the lead three characters, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), and Princess Cirilla (Freya Allen). When the show comes back, there The Witcher universe will be a lot bigger. A prequel series has been announced by Netflix that will add even more exposition to the series.

Anya Chalotra, Henry Cavill and Freya Allan
Anya Chalotra, Henry Cavill and Freya Allan | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Here’s what happened at the end of season 1

By the end of The Witcher’s first season, the stories of our three central characters finally come together once and for all after being a part for most of the season. During the first season, Geralt was mostly on his adventures, looking to find his “destiny,” Ciri.

In a timeline which was slightly before Geralt’s Yennefer was sold. She ends up goes through her training, and at some point, she intersects into Geralt’s storyline. The two end up in an on-and-off, love-hate relationship.

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Way later down the timeline about 70-100 years later, Ciri’s main story takes place after what happens in Geralt and Yennefer’s origin stories. In her origin story, Cintra falls, her grandmother dies, and she goes in search of Geralt.

At the end of the season, all three of thir stories are now connected as Geralt and Ciri find each other. Sensing that Geralt has been looking for Yennefer, he asks Geralt who she is.

This is what the prequel series will cover

According to Netflix, the prequel series will be set 1200 years before Geralt’s origin story and chronicle the time period in which the first Witcher came into being. It’ll show the “‘conjunction of the spheres’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.” Declan de Barra will be an executive producer and the showrunner while The Witcher creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will executive produce.

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“As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin,” said de Barra, according to Deadline. “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.”

Schmidt Hissrich said, “I am so thrilled to collaborate with Declan and the Netflix team on The Witcher: Blood Origin. It’s an exciting challenge to explore and expand The Witcher universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski, and we can’t wait to introduce fans to new characters and an original story that will enrich our magical, mythical world even more.”

This isn’t the only The Witcher series that Netflix is developing outside of the main series. There is also an animated film that’s in development, titled The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf.