Based on the internet’s response to the video of him assembling a gaming computer, people want more Henry Cavill content. Netflix should know this already, seeing as the Cavill-starring The Witcher is pulling in great numbers, ranking as the platform’s second-most-watched show in the US last year.
Those numbers are so good, the streaming platform just announced a prequel series. Unfortunately, it takes place 1200 years before The Witcher, so it’s safe to assume the once (and future?) Superman and his giant arms won’t be appearing.
The Witcher: Blood Origin will be a six-part series that takes place in an elven world inside The Witcher universe over 1000 years before the events of the mother show. It will chart the origins of the first witcher, and the events that caused the worlds of elves, monsters, and men to merge into one in what is referred to as the “conjunction of the spheres.”
Executive producer Declan de Barra is psyched out of his mind about his new show: “As a lifelong fan of fantasy, I am beyond excited to tell the story The Witcher: Blood Origin. 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.”
There is no date set for the series as of yet; it still has to film. But Netflix is going all-in on Witcher content, having previously announced a spin-off film titled The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, focusing on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow Witcher Vesemir. Unfortunately for fans of Henry Cavill, that one will be animated and will also not feature Superman or his gigantic arms.
But we’ll always have Instagram.