the magician franchise Teases more spin-offs, following the release of the prequel mini-series The Witcher: Origin of Blood, which was released over the Christmas holiday weekend. In a new interview, The Witcher: Origin of Blood Showrunner Declan De Barra spoke about it the magician Creator and author Andrzej Sapkowski and the wealth of source material he’s created around the series, which could go on to fuel an entire universe of the franchise on screen:
“Sapkowski is the king of the closed story,” de Barra explained, “the more we read his books, the wider the tapestry of the world.” RadioTiimes. He then quipped, “That’s the advantage of doing all these things—they may be self-contained pieces, but they paint another side to this world and extend it outward. That’s the fun part.”
so far, the magician She has built her fan base from Sapkowski’s books, and the successful video games that have been created from them. As a TV franchise, The Witcher has already debuted two successful seasons on Netflix. Spinoffs started with the anime prequel (The Witcher: Nightmare Wolf) in 2021; This film told the origin story of Vesmyr (Theo James), mentor of Geralt (Henry Cavill), the main (anti) protagonist of the magician a series. blood origin It takes the history of The Witchers back to its beginnings, showing how a ragtag group of warriors (many of them the last of their kind) banded together to overthrow a ruthless empress and a rogue sea, and had to fuse man and beast into a new hybrid being (the Witchers) to win the war.
As de Barra says, these prequel projects are just drops in a bucket full of stories from the magician being. There are many other opportunities to follow through on everything from Elle’s (Sofia Braun) and Fjall’s (Laurence O’Fuarain) human/monster hybrid, to the official formation of The Witchers, to the history of Cintra that led to Ciri’s (Freya Allan) , to a series focusing on a younger Geralt, or one set well after his time the magician A story in a new era. Even better, it can be done in any number of formats (TV series, movies, anime, etc.) to keep the series diverse enough to feel fresh.
Netflix likely needs to get some exciting expansion ideas into production sooner than later, like the magician The main chain is heading towards a bumpy bend in the road. Henry Cavill has announced that he will be leaving the series after the upcoming third season, with Liam Hemsworth taking over the role of Geralt next. Fans have been in an uproar over the casting change, so they understand the magician A franchise of any kind outside of the main series is a good thing, for now.
Entire The Witcher The series is available to stream on Netflix.