The Witcher: Blood Origins, the long-awaited prequel
The premiere of The witcher It was one of those rare phenomena that sometimes occur on television in which the specialized critics are not particularly enthusiastic but are sweeping the general public. Such was in fact the good reception of the series by viewers that Netflix He did not think about it much and kept his plans to continue with a second season that was already projected on the table – in fact, its director hopes to stretch the gum to seven seasons, we’ll see if he gets it.
And it is that the series gathers qualities to be a triumph: it tells a fantasy story based on a best-selling saga (those that come from Game of Thrones they are still hungry for these types of plots), its chapters are entertaining and it enjoys a protagonist who has perfectly fitted the role of Geralt of Rivia – and for whom half the planet sighs, everything has to be said too.
Now the big red N hopes to repeat a hit with a prequel, a new proposal that was already announced last year and that seems to have not put the brakes on despite the pandemic. Proof of this is that the auditions have continued and it has already been officially confirmed who will be in charge of giving life to the protagonist.
Éile and the first witcher
We will have to go back 1,200 years to the events seen in The witcher to know how to move to the elven world in which he lives Éile, an elite warrior blessed with the voice of a goddess, who has abandoned her clan and her role as the queen’s guardian to follow her instincts and be a nomadic musician. However, “a great reckoning on the continent” will force her to abandon her dream and take up the sword. And it is that according to the brief synopsis of the content platform, «the worlds of monsters, men and elves will merge into one and the first witcher will appear«.
The actress chosen for this role is Jodie Turner-Smith -below these lines-, known for having previously worked in Queen & Slim, Jett and in Nightflyers And now this fantasy adventure begins for Netflix, in which Declan de Barra embark as executive producer and showrunner, and Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of the books in the saga The witcher, as an artistic consultant, among others.
It will also not be the only thing we will see related to this fantasy world. Netflix is known to have also commissioned a movie original animation that will tell us about the origins of Geralt’s mentor, the witch Vesemir, and that will be titled The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
We have witches for a while.
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