The prequel of Witcher Netflix, Blood Origin, is during the phase of reshoots, for which the Witcher Season 1 director, Alex Garcia Lopez, returns.
The Witcher Universe is expanding, and almost everyone is talking about either the witcher video games or series on Netflix. Netflix is playing an important role in the expansion. The Witcher stories entered the screen through the creator of the Witcher Series, Lauren S. Hissrich; until then, only readers and players were aware of them.
The origin of Witcher stories was done by a Polish author, Andrzej Sapkowski, who wrote six novels and 15 short stories about a character named Geralt of Rivia. All the stories revolve around Geralt, a Witcher, and two other main characters, which are a child who have elder blood running through her veins, Princess Cirilla of Cintra, Ciri, and the most powerful mage on the Continent, Yennefer of Vengerberg.
The saga of the Witcher started in 1986 with a short story that was originally written for a competition held by Fantastyka Magazine. The readers loved the story and demanded more, which is how The Witcher began. From 1986 to 2022, many things as per The Witcher are in the market nowadays. The Witcher books already have a huge fanbase; after that, the video games were created for the players to go on many adventures as Geralt.
In the year 2019, The Witcher series was released on Netflix with eight episodes, introducing the Witcher world to the viewers. The Witcher animated film was released too, Nightmare of the Wolf, while another one is on its way. And now, a prequel of The Witcher Netflix series is under development, Witcher: Blood Origin.
Blood Origin would be a fantasy miniseries on the basis of Sapkowski novels. The miniseries is set 1200 years before the Witcher series on Netflix happened, which will be focusing upon the creation of the first Witcher along with the following events like ‘Conjunction of Spheres.’
Witcher Season 1 Director Returned For Blood Origin
Over the past two months, all the fans of Witcher world have been talking about the prequel Blood Origin, which includes the cast of Michelle Yeoh, Laurence O’Fruarain, and Sophia Brown. We are aware of the reshoots happening of Blood Origin, but we didn’t know earlier who was behind the direction.
Initially, we theorized that Sarah O’Gorman or Vicky Jewson would be directing Blood Origin as they were the ones who originally directed the original material. We also thought that Stephen Surjik or Gandja Monteiro, who is responsible for directing Witcher Season 3, would be helping around for its prequel. However, nothing we assumed came to be true.
It has been recently confirmed that Alex Garcia Lopez, who directed a few episodes of Witcher Season 1, is helping with the reshoots of The Witcher: Blood Origin. For the Witcher Season 1, Alex Garcia Lopez directed ‘Betrayer Moons’ episode 3, and ‘Of Banquets, Bastards and Burials’ episode 4. Not only the Witcher series, but Lopez has also directed some episodes of Daredevil, The Punisher, Misfits, and many more.
The amazing director, Alex Garcia Lopez, whose works are appraised by many viewers, collaborating with the Blood Origin showrunner, Declan de Barra, would increase the hopes of the fans. The Witcher: Blood Origin release date hasn’t been announced yet, but as mentioned in the official trailer, it will be released this year.
We think that Blood Origin’s release date would happen around October, as right now, according to the rumors, it is still in reshoots with the actor, Joey Batey, playing the role of Jaskier, The Bard. We can’t do anything but wait for another story of Sapkowski to come alive. Share your views about the possible roles of Jaskier in Blood Origin in the comments section below.