A prequel to the original Henry Cavill starrer popular show on Netflix will be coming soon on the same OTT platform.
Whether the plot of the prequel series is still under development, or it has already been scripted and is unknown as of now. What is known is the time frame of the prequel. It will be 1200 years before the events of season 1.
The popular fantasy action story was released in December in which the Man of Steel actor played the character “Geralt of Rivia” who belonged to a group of bounty hunters commonly known as “The Witcher” in the show’s universe. It became highly popular because of Cavill’s fan appeal, soundtracks, cinematography, and brilliantly ensembled cast.
Anya Chalotra, who played Yennefer and Freya Allan, who played Ciri, were highly praised for their roles.
The point to be duly noted is that the character that captured the hearts of the fans more than the rest of the cast members was Joey Batey, who impressed many with his music and comic reliefs. “Toss A Coin to Your Witcher” by Batey from the show quickly struck a chord with the fans.
Although it has received mixed reviews from the critics, the Witcher was already renewed for the second season even before the first season came out. The production for The Witcher season 2 was suspended in March when disease outbreak peaked, and a pandemic swept across the world. The resumption of the production is expected to occur in the month of August by ensuring all the precautions.
The prequel, however, is named “The Witcher: Blood Origin” and is expected to follow the story of the swordmaster more than a thousand years before Henry Cavil’s character came into existence.
Season 1 dealt with the relationship between Geralt of Rivia and Ciri and how their destiny brings them together. The fate of Yennefer remained unknown in the final scene. However, Anya Chalotra has been re-casted for season 2, so most likely, Yennefer did survive the final battle of season 1.
The final song of the show- “Song of the White Wolf,” was directly borrowed from the game of the same name.
The Witcher story is actually from the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. The events in season 1 were inspired by The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny saga. Netflix has publicly stated that it sees high potential in the story and it will hopefully become a highly successful franchise.